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Paducah's First Freeze Possible This Weekend
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The National Weather Service office in Paducah says western Kentucky's first freeze may be right on schedule next weekend. 

Their forecast for Saturday night and Sunday morning calls for a low around 32 degrees.

Paducah records since 1937 show the first 32-degree morning on average occurs around October 26. However, it has also arrived as early as October 3, as it did in 1974, and as late as November 13, which it did the very next year in 1975.

The first hard freeze of 28 degrees usually happens by November 6, but it has come as early as October 8 (1987), and as late as December 4 (1978).

Paducah's average low temperature is 38 degrees by November 15, and falls to an average of 32 degrees by December 1.
 
From that point, freezing mornings will be a common occurrence until about the first week of April. Paducah's last freeze occurs on average by April 6.

But, the record for the latest freeze has stood since 1944, when the temperature was still as low as 32 degrees on May 7.



On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage
Paducah's Daily Normal Temperatures


Published 07:47 AM, Monday Oct. 23, 2017
Updated 07:33 AM, Monday Oct. 23, 2017

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