Oct. 18 Weather Trivia Result: First freeze date in Roanoke

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According to the National Weather Service, what is the average first freeze date for Roanoke, Va.?

The answer is (B) October 22.

A “freeze” is defined as low temperatures at or below 32°F.

Roanoke’s earliest first freeze date on record is September 29 (1942) while the city’s latest first freeze on record is November 19 (2002).

While Blacksburg’s average first freeze is October 10, many cities and towns in Southwest and Central Virginia have average first freeze dates in late October.

Bluefield, WV. has already had it’s first freeze date for 2020. The city had a low temperature of 31°F on Saturday, October 17. As a result, the National Weather Service has ended the growing season for Mercer County, WV. and a few other counties in the New River Valley and Greenbrier Valley.

The 2020 Growing Season has ended in the highlighted counties due to near- to below-freezing temperatures.

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