Tennessee Valley spring freeze climatology

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TENNESSEE VALLEY – A frost advisory is issued in the spring when temperatures are forecast to fall to between 33 and 36 degrees with light winds.

A freeze warning is issued for the area when temperatures are forecast to fall to or below 32 degrees for three consecutive hours.

Average last freeze (29º-32º)

Huntsville: April 2
Muscle Shoals: March 29
Belle Mina: April 4
Crossville: April 3
Cullman: April 9
Fayetteville: April 16
Guntersville: March 28
Moulton: April 4
Russellville: April 11
Scottsboro: April 6
Winchester: April 10
Valley Head: April 17

Average last hard freeze (28º or colder)

Huntsville: March 18
Muscle Shoals: March 15
Belle Mina: March 18
Crossville: March 23
Cullman: March 26
Fayetteville: April 3
Guntersville: March 10
Moulton: March 21
Russellville: March 29
Scottsboro: March 23
Winchester: March 28
Valley Head: April 2

Latest freeze on record (year)

Huntsville: May 7 (1944)
Muscle Shoals: May 2 (1909)
Belle Mina: April 25 (2005)
Crossville: April 23 (1986)
Cullman: May 5 (1976)
Fayetteville: May 6 (1968)
Guntersville: April 28 (1976)
Moulton: April 24 (1986)
Russellville: May 13 (1960)
Scottsboro: May 10 (1906)
Winchester: May 6 (2011)
Valley Head: May 30 (1984)

Earliest last freeze on record (year)

Huntsville: February 26 (2012)
Muscle Shoals: February 23 (1953)
Belle Mina: March 11 (1995)
Crossville: February 25 (2012)
Cullman: March 6 (2012)
Fayetteville: March 25 (2011)
Guntersville: February 13 (2011)
Moulton: March 8 (2010)
Russellville: March 18 (2005)
Scottsboro: March 9 (2010)
Winchester: March 10 (1995)
Valley Head: March 9 (2010)

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