The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a break in the record-setting summer in Louisiana and when we could see our first frost.

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Photo by Genessa Panainte on Unsplash

Winters in the Cresent City are mostly mild and sometimes downright warm. I've experienced during my life plenty of family Christmas parties wearing shorts and sweating while playing basketball outside with my cousins.

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There might be some science behind the possibility of NOLA seeing a frost this fall.  I wrote an article last month where Meteorologist Ryan Hall explained in one of his YouTube videos that the Gulf Coast could see a cooler-than-normal winter because of the extreme El Nino weather phase that we experienced this summer.

When Will Houston Have Its First Frost?

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting that Houston could see its first frost of the fall as early as December 19 and see the last spring frost around February 16.

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Photo by sergey mikheev on Unsplash

Make sure you're taking the appropriate steps to be ready for a potential frost in Houston this fall to protect your plants and animals. If you have a garden, watch this video for tips on how to get your garden frost-ready.

The classification of freeze temperatures is based on their effect on plants:

  • Light freeze: 29° to 32°F (-1.7° to 0°C)—tender plants are killed.
  • Moderate freeze: 25° to 28°F (-3.9° to -2.2°C)—widely destructive to most vegetation.
  • Severe freeze: 24°F (-4.4°C) and colder—heavy damage to most garden plants.

10 Snowiest Cities in Louisiana

It may not snow much each year in Louisiana, but we do get some occasionally. Which cities and towns get the most though? We answer with statistics from Saturday Night Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (The list below is only towns/cities with at least a population of 5,000 people.)

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