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Garden Trivia

What is the earliest and latest recorded day for the first frost in Iowa?

Read on to see the answer!
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Garden Trivia Answer

Based on data from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) from 1981 to 2010, the earliest first frost date recorded in Iowa was September 13th recorded in several cities including Atlantic, Webster City, Waterloo, Mason City, Decorah, Estherville, and Spencer.  
The latest first frost date recorded in Iowa was November 19th recorded in both Beaconsfield and Keokuk.

Read here to find out what day to expect your first frost: Frost Dates for Iowa
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