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***Edited at 2:45pm 10/9/23 for NEW Panhandle freeze prediction from NWS***

Fall has arrived in Texas and many are enjoying the temperatures and weather change outdoors. This past weekend I was in Dallas and high's were in the low 70's on Saturday with sunny skies. It was even slightly chilly in the morning. Here in Lubbock temperatures were even cooler.

Another cold front will be making its way through the state later this week. And that has many wondering, "when will freezing temperatures arrive in Texas"?

The answer of course varies. Those in the Panhandle will get colder temperatures way before those along the Gulf get freezing temperatures. But make no mistake, the first frost for many in Texas is coming, and some will see it in just a few weeks, or possibly in a few days.

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According to the National Weather Service, people in Amarillo can expect their first frost on average to be around10/16-10/20. Though the says the average date for Amarillo is October 20.

Meanwhile, if you are in Houston, you will be waiting until December 20 on average for the first freeze of the year.

Here is the average date of the first freeze for some Texas cities.

Amarillo: October 20

Abilene: November 12

Dallas: November 25

Dalhart: October 16

Morton: October 24

Stratford: October 15

Lipscomb: October 11

Hereford: October 19

Fredericksburg: November 12

Lubbock: November 1

Wichita Falls: November 9

Austin: December 6

By the way, the Farmer's Almanac is predicting Lubbock will see its first frost on November 5.

As you can tell, some places in Texas are just weeks away from their first freeze. So go ahead and pick up some firewood because those frosty temps will be here before you know it.


The National Weather Service says there is a chance that communities in the northern Texas Panhandle will see freezing temperatures later this week!

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