degrees of frost

degrees of frost

[di′grēz əv ′frȯst]
(meteorology)
In England, the number of degrees Fahrenheit that the temperature falls below the freezing point; thus a day with a minimum temperature of 27°F may be designated as a day of five degrees of frost.
References in classic literature ?
In truth, that day at Fort Yukon, the spirit thermometer registered seventy-five degrees below zero, which, since freezing- point is thirty-two above, was equivalent to one hundred and seven degrees of frost.
However, if a mass of cold air or high-pressure system builds over southern Sweden before Christmas and stays put for weeks we will sometimes have a repeat of the severely cold winter of 1962-63, with huge snow drifts and up to 20 degrees of frost.
Six (6) courtyard areas with varying degrees of frost and plating damage.
Temperature will be from +6C to +11C at night, from +18C to +23C in the daytime, in mountains from 3 degrees of frost to + 2C at night, and from +6C to +11C in the daytime.
It came at a time of extreme cold with snowfall and up to "33 degrees of frost" being recorded on some nights.
Andrew Cooper, racing manager and clerk of the course, said yesterday: "We covered up today because it was dry and tomorrow is forecast to be unsuitably windy and wet, with 5mm forecast ahead of colder weather through Thursday night and into the weekend with a couple of degrees of frost.
Pruning is essential because although most plants we grow can manage a few degrees of frost, the average temperature for December and January seems as though it will be much colder!
The Swinging Sixties was also called the Shivering Sixties with 16 degrees of frost recorded at Liverpool Airport in December 1961, the coldest night since January 1958.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle the same day said: "Thirty-six degrees of frost had been recorded in Newcastle and the River Tyne was frozen for several miles, with ice floes in the Tyne as far downstream as Dunston."
Horticultural fleece can also be used to help provide a few extra degrees of frost protection.
Swimming in their outdoor pools with snow on the ground and 20 degrees of frost is quite magical.
A They will stand a few degrees of frost and are good for mixed containers next to the house.