Frost Dates: First and last frost dates for Great Barrington, Massachusetts

For fall, there is an 80% chance that you will suffer your first hard 24° freeze by October 30, but very light surprise frosts of 36° might start hitting your garden around Septemberr 24. You have a 50% chance of being hit by 32° frost starting Septemberr 27.

In the Fall
Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
First 16°Nov 1Nov 8Nov 13Nov 17Nov 21Nov 24Nov 29Dec 3Dec 10
First 20°Oct 19Oct 24Oct 29Nov 1Nov 5Nov 8Nov 12Nov 16Nov 22
First 24°Oct 7Oct 12Oct 16Oct 18Oct 21Oct 24Oct 27Oct 30Nov 4
First 28°Sep 22Sep 28Oct 1Oct 5Oct 8Oct 11Oct 14Oct 18Oct 23
First 32°Sep 13Sep 18Sep 22Sep 24Sep 27Sep 30Oct 3Oct 6Oct 11
First 36°Sep 3Sep 8Sep 11Sep 14Sep 16Sep 19Sep 21Sep 24Sep 29

For spring, there is an 80% chance that you will be past the danger of a hard 24° freeze on April 8, but very light surprise frosts of 36° can still hit until around May 18. Do you like to live on the edge? You have a 50% chance of being past 32° frost by May 16.

In the Spring
Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Last 16°Apr 3Mar 30Mar 27Mar 24Mar 22Mar 20Mar 17Mar 15Mar 11
Last 20°Apr 17Apr 13Apr 9Apr 7Apr 4Apr 2Mar 30Mar 27Mar 23
Last 24°Apr 29Apr 25Apr 22Apr 19Apr 16Apr 14Apr 11Apr 8Apr 3
Last 28°May 14May 10May 7May 5May 2Apr 30Apr 27Apr 24Apr 20
Last 32°Jun 1May 27May 23May 19May 16May 13May 10May 6May 1
Last 36°Jun 17Jun 11Jun 6Jun 3May 30May 27May 23May 18May 12

Now that you know your frost dates, use our Garden Planting Calendar for Great Barrington, Massachusetts to know when to sow and transplant your various vegetable plants!

Data is provided by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Photography by Garden.org member TBGDN.

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