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Frost-Free Dates in Kansas

As the Spring season approaches, people are beginning to wonder about "frost-free" dates.  This chart shows that date on which the chances of avoiding freezing temperatures reach 95%.  There is still a 5% chance of having a freeze after that date:

NORTHWEST

95% Frost-Free Date*

ATWOOD

05/25

COLBY

05/22

GOODLAND

05/23

HOXIE

05/19

NORTON

05/17

OBERLIN

05/24

SAINT FRANCIS

05/23

NORTH CENTRAL

BELLEVILLE

05/13

CLAY CENTER

05/13

CONCORDIA

05/09

MINNEAPOLIS

05/07

PHILLIPSBURG

05/18

NORTHEAST

ATCHISON

05/04

CENTRALIA

05/14

HORTON

05/13

LEAVENWORTH

05/04

MANHATTAN

05/09

MARYSVILLE

05/12

WEST CENTRAL

HEALY

05/18

LEOTI

05/19

NESS CITY

05/18

OAKLEY

05/16

QUINTER

05/04

SCOTT CITY

05/17

TRIBUNE

05/24

CENTRAL

ABILENE

05/11

BISON

05/16

ELLSWORTH

05/12

GREAT BEND

05/10

HAYS

05/17

LINCOLN

05/14

MCPHERSON

05/07

RUSSELL

05/14

SALINA

05/07

EAST CENTRAL

COTTONWOOD FALLS

05/05

COUNCIL GROVE

05/06

EMPORIA

05/02

ESKRIDGE

05/02

LAWRENCE

05/02

MILFORD LAKE

05/09

OLATHE

05/03

OTTAWA

05/02

TOPEKA

05/05

SOUTHWEST

ASHLAND

05/09

CIMARRON

05/15

DODGE CITY

05/09

ELKHART

05/12

GARDEN CITY EX ST

05/10

JETMORE

05/14

LAKIN

05/17

LIBERAL

05/10

MEADE

05/12

SUBLETTE

05/15

SYRACUSE

05/19

ULYSSES

05/15

SOUTH CENTRAL

ANTHONY

05/04

GREENSBURG

05/07

HUTCHINSON

05/06

KINSLEY

05/08

LARNED

05/09

MEDICINE LODGE

05/05

NEWTON

05/07

PRATT

05/05

WELLINGTON

05/02

SOUTHEAST

CHANUTE

04/30

COLUMBUS

05/01

EL DORADO

05/05

FORT SCOTT

05/01

FREDONIA

05/02

INDEPENDENCE

04/29

IOLA

05/01

PARSONS

04/27

WINFIELD

05/01

*A 95% Frost-Free Date means that there is still 5% chance of having a 32 oF temperature reading after that date.

 
State Climatologist
1004 Throckmorton Hall
(785) 532-7019