frost day

frost day

[′frȯst ‚dā]
(meteorology)
An observational day on which frost occurs.
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The last frost day is about May 10," Martinson said.
The work by the British Trust for Ornithology revealed that northern populations were found to be more resilient to winters with up to 70% more frost days than southern populations, suggesting a degree of local adaptation.
Days gripped by air frost, when the daily minimum temperature dips below zero degrees centigrade, also declined, with just seven years since 1990 when the number of frost days exceeded the 1961-1990 average.
Mr McCarthy added: "Although we have fewer air frost days on average than we experienced a few decades ago, the numbers can still fluctuate from year to year.
The factors affecting landslide occurrence can be divided into two main groups, (a) Predisposing factors (intrinsic), such as slope, slope orientation, geology, and (b) stimulating factors (environmental), such as earthquakes, frost days, sudden heavy rainfall and human factors such as road construction, etc.
Lithology and distance from the fault zone maps using 1:10000 scales, and the geological sheet map of Kermanshah with 1:250000 scales were obtained, respectively Map of precipitation, temperature and frost days as well as climatic factors using data from stations within and near the study area was prepared in Arc GIS software.
With this cost-control solution, purchasers receive an automatic payout if a predefined parameter for the number of frost days is met.
Global warming has reduced the number of frost days, allowing the spread of harmful insects, such as the woolly adelgid that kills hemlock trees, and diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes, he said.
Moreover, the summary predicts that warming will very likely persist into the twenty-first century, producing higher maximum and minimum temperatures, fewer cold days, and fewer frost days over nearly all land areas, along with an increased risk of drought over most mid-latitude continental interiors.
Many an overeager gardener has set out plants on a warm sunny day, only to have them zapped by frost days or weeks later.
The number of frost days will fall by up to half and winter snowfall will reduce.
We typically do not have too many frost days and only protect 24 of our 140 acres.