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Frost holding off as October is warmer than normal

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Statewide Iowa — There’s a potential for frost in some areas of the state, but State Climatologist Justin Glisan says that’s been a rare occurrence so for this fall.

Frost happens when temperatures get down to 32 degrees, and the killing frost that ends the growing season happens at 28 degrees.

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Glisan says we usually see more of the light frost this time of year.

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He says the setup over the midwest has kept things warm. Glisan says the forecast doesn’t show any signs of the potential for the hard freeze — though parts of the state are in the time frame where that normally happens.

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Farmers worry about an early frost ending the growing season before the crops can mature. Glisan says that hasn’t happened this year — gardeners are getting a bonus. He says you can keep getting your fresh veggies for a while.