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Will Corpus Christi ever hit freezing this winter?

Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 20, 2019
Late Freezes in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi has not hit the freezing mark yet this winter, but what are the odds that a freeze occurs before the winter is over?

The mercury has fallen to 33 degrees three different times this winter at Corpus Christi International Airport, but that’s the coldest it’s gotten. Of all winters on record, 86 percent have hit freezing at least once. Without a freeze, Corpus Christi would be in the rare 14 percent of years that never hit freezing.

Our average last freeze occurs on February 2—almost three weeks ago. So does that mean we’re out of the woods? Not quite. In that past, there have been winters that didn’t see the first freeze until the beginning of March, and the latest freeze on record occurred on March 31.

So while time is running short, it’s still very possible that a freeze awaits us sometime over the next few weeks. But, if it’s going to happen, it better hurry.