That’s the way I think about September.
It used to be that we assumed there would be a frost sometime at the end of August. Nowadays, we seem to glide through August into September before frost hits.
Until last night, only the higher elevation...
Potsdam, NY, Jan 01, 2014 — If you've heard a loud boom, cracking sound, or bump in the night recently, it may be what's called a cryoseism. Scientists say they occur when water builds up in soil and expands. When the pressure gets too great, the rock and soil collapse, creating the noise. Sometimes it can be startling.
Potsdam geologist Frank Revetta says these so called "frost quakes" are not uncommon, and may be happening more often because of recent precipitation and bitter cold temperatures. Go to full article
May 21, 2007 — There's a chance of frost early tomorrow morning across the region. Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about how to protect tender plants already in the ground, and how to foster a lusher flower garden. Go to full article
Sep 11, 2006 — There are frost advisories for late tonight and early tomorrow morning across the region. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy for advice on how to protect what's left in the garden. (And a note about whether to pick winter squash if there's frost in the forecast: Amy says winter squash should be allowed to fully ripen on the vine before picking. Wait till you can't pierce the flesh with your fingernail and the stem is tough and woody. Cut the stem as long as possible. Store at 50-55 degrees at low humidity.) Go to full article
Oct 04, 2004 — There's widespread frost in tonight's forecast. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the end of the growing season, what to put in the compost heap, and some thoughts about next spring. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2004 — A high pressure system is drifting south from James Bay. Frost advisories have been posted for tonight in much of the North Country: southeastern St. Lawrence County, southern Franklin, western Clinton and Essex counties, as well as Hamilton, northern Herkimer, northern Warren and Jefferson and Lewis counties. Go to full article
Sep 24, 2003 — For much of the region the warm weather has made for an especially late gardening season this year. But frost is on the way. David Sommerstein talks with frost expert and North Country gardener Phil Harnden. Go to full article