Dealing with frost in Western New York

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by Connie Oswald Stofko

The official first day of autumn arrived last Thursday, and immediately, it seemed, Western New York temperatures took a nose dive.

An overnight frost advisory was issued last week for Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

This week overnight temperatures may dip into the 30s in many parts of Western New York. That’s significant because frost can occur even if the air temperature is above freezing, according to our previous article. The article also explains why even 36-degree weather can damage your plants.

Here’s what you should do now:

2 Comments on “Dealing with frost in Western New York

  1. Last September I rescued a bougainvillea from my daughter’s garden before frost . At first all the leaves dropped off but gradually it sprouted new growth and grew slowly all winter. I gradually returned it outside in June and it bloomed beautifully all summer. Time to bring it back in! I’m going to try a mandevilla this winter as well.

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