When to expect the first frost in Houston
It's getting cooler, but we're still likely several weeks away from the season's first frost.
The big picture: Median first fall frosts can be as early as July and as late as January, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.
- Our first freeze isn't expected until Dec. 12, according to the center.
Between the lines: The agriculture sector depends on these dates to protect crops and plants that are sensitive to weather patterns.
- First frost can affect food sources for wildlife and change their habits.
Plus: Houston has a 40% chance of a wetter-than-average winter.
Go deeper: The combination of a strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific Ocean and record-high global ocean temperatures is likely to shape the upcoming winter season in potentially unexpected ways, Axios Generate's Andrew Freedman writes.
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