Possible Late Season Freeze for Portions of Alabama Next Week
The joys of this time of the year include the potential for a late-season freeze. My mother always had a rule to not plant anything until after the Easter holiday. I’m not sure if that is a true gardening rule but everything he planted seemed to do pretty well on her watch.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, our "last Spring frost is around April 2." Also, here are the levels of freeze and what damage they can cause.
Light freeze: 29 degrees F to 32 degrees F – tender plants killed, with little destructive effect on other vegetation.
Moderate freeze: 25 degrees F to 28 degrees F – widely destructive effect on most vegetation, with heavy damage to fruit blossoms and tender and semi-hardy plants.
Severe freeze: 24 degrees F and colder – damage to most plants.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “the headline is the threat of a late season freeze Tuesday and Wednesday morning; lows will drop into the 25-35 degree range across North/Central Alabama both mornings. Some frost is possible down into South Alabama early Wednesday with a clear sky and light wind.”