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View Poll Results: When Will Your 1st Freeze Be This Year?
I already had it 10 20.00%
Oct 10-15 0 0%
Oct 16-31 8 16.00%
Nov 1-15 13 26.00%
Nov 16-30 5 10.00%
Dec 1-15 4 8.00%
Dec 16-31 1 2.00%
After Jan 1st 0 0%
What Freeze? Never 9 18.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-10-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I live in the Denver metro.
We had our first snow Sunday night into/through Monday (10/8-10/9). Looks like near 6 inches in my area.
Temps were in the 20s last night and will be again tonight.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I live in the Denver metro.
We had our first snow Sunday night into/through Monday (10/8-10/9). Looks like near 6 inches in my area.
Temps were in the 20s last night and will be again tonight.
Absolutely horrible, DEN recorded 3.5"/8.9cm of snow yesterday Here we had a high of 89F/31.7C and a low of 66F/18.9C and with low humidity and clear skies. I know where I would have rather been yesterday (hint: not Colorado)

And on topic, we NEVER get freezes, and we average 3 frosts per winter with a general window of Dec 10-Feb 10, though saw no frosts last winter
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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Absolutely horrible, DEN recorded 3.5"/8.9cm of snow yesterday Here we had a high of 89F/31.7C and a low of 66F/18.9C and with low humidity and clear skies. I know where I would have rather been yesterday (hint: not Colorado)

And on topic, we NEVER get freezes, and we average 3 frosts per winter with a general window of Dec 10-Feb 10, though saw no frosts last winter
Don't you usually get a freeze every couple of years?
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Don't you usually get a freeze every couple of years?
Not in town, we have hit 29F only in 2007, 2011 and 2013 in the last 17 years. And high temps those days were in the mid to upper 40's F, so very little time below freezing. And that's not a freeze, a freeze is a temp below 28F for 5 consecutive hours
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:06 PM
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Location: NYntarctica
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Gut feeling that this will be one of those 2015 type years where we gotta wait until December for cold
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Top of the South (Motueka), NZ
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Not in town, we have hit 29F only in 2007, 2011 and 2013 in the last 17 years. And high temps those days were in the mid to upper 40's F, so very little time below freezing. And that's not a freeze, a freeze is a temp below 28F for 5 consecutive hours
That's surprisingly chilly given the average maximums for winter there.

I would think a day with a high in the mid 40s F would see quite a lot of the day below freezing -days with that maximum here (rare) would see freezing temperatures for about 16 hours of the day.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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That's surprisingly chilly given the average maximums for winter there.

I would think a day with a high in the mid 40s F would see quite a lot of the day below freezing -days with that maximum here (rare) would see freezing temperatures for about 16 hours of the day.
We are also at 33N, and it takes clear skies to get nights below freezing here, so with our shortest days 10 hrs long, and low sun angle of 33, we can warm quick

I should note that has happened only 4 times in the last 17 years. Our avg low Max and low min are 54F and 34F respectively
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Top of the South (Motueka), NZ
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We are also at 33N, and it takes clear skies to get nights below freezing here, so with our shortest days 10 hrs long, and low sun angle of 33, we can warm quick

I should note that has happened only 4 times in the last 17 years. Our avg low Max and low min are 54F and 34F respectively
Similar here, with below 0C nights almost being an impossibility without clear skies. It warms up quickly here as well, which is why days with a mid 40s F maximum are rare - there are around 40 freezing nights a winter here, but there has only been 1 day in 6 years, with a freezing night/ sub 48F day maximum combination.

Are the the rare cold days in Phoenix from cold air masses coming down from Canada?

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Old 10-10-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Aberdeen, UK
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Given the utter garbage weve been subjected to during this autumn so far I would say December or maybe even January. Right now even getting below 6C (what should be the average min at this time of year) would be an achievement
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Similar here, with below 0C nights almost being an impossibility without clear skies. It warms up quickly here as well, which is why days with a mid 40s F maximum are rare - there are around 40 freezing nights a winter here, but there has only been 1 day in 6 years, with a freezing night/ sub 48F day maximum combination.

Are the the rare cold days in Phoenix from cold air masses coming down from Canada?
Typically when a trough dips down to Mexico from coast to coast, rather than just west of the Rockies like typical. Our typical cold spells come from the Gulf of Alaska
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