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MO’s first frost is late and getting later

Missouri’s state climatologist says the state’s first frost is late and could be much later.

Pat Guinan says the normal date for the first Missouri frost is around October 11th.

“Typically, already by this time of year, we would see parts of those northern counties would be experiencing those freezing temperatures and we just haven’t seen it with this warm weather,” Guinan said.

And he said frosts will likely continue to be delayed.

“I don’t really see any freezing weather, at least over the next week or so,” he said. “So, that’ll put us well into the third week of October, approaching for much of the state the median date of seeing our first fall freeze.”

Guinan said Missouri is having its warmest start to October since 1963.

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