Mar 1, 2024 - Climate

Portland may get its last frost this weekend

Data: Midwestern Regional Climate Center; Map: Rahul Mukherjee/Axios
Data: Midwestern Regional Climate Center; Map: Rahul Mukherjee/Axios

Spring weather is expected soon.

  • In Portland, the final frost of the season — defined as the last 32-degree day — could come as early as Saturday, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.

Why it matters: Growing seasons are getting longer, up to 2.2 days on the West Coast every decade.

  • Lengthening growing seasons could allow farmers to diversify crops or have multiple harvests for specific crops.

Yes, but: An extended season could limit the animals and plants in the area and encourage invasive species and weeds.

  • It can also strain irrigation.
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