Alabama is now in the Fall season. For some residents, until temperatures stay consistently fall-like, this period is called “fake Fall.” However, we have had some great fall days with more coming up.

Now is a good time to have an understanding of the possible first freeze. Freeze dates are calculated by taking an average of the first freeze date over 30 years, said The Weather Channel.


Now, it seems like everyone uses frost and freeze interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference.


Empress of Dirt said that “a thin layer of ice crystals that forms on grass or other surfaces from the moisture (water vapor) in the air. This can occur at temperatures at or around freezing 32°F depending on conditions.”


“When temperatures reach 32°F (0°C) or lower. (It’s going below freezing tonight.) Or, the process of solidification of water and the formation of ice in aqueous solutions. The water in the ice cube tray is freezing, said Empress of Dirt.

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Now, conditions could impact your first freeze date, so information is based to help give you a guide. Some areas of the United States have already experienced their first freeze while some area will more than likely get their first freeze in January.

Here is a county-by-county first freeze prediction guide for West Alabama.

West Alabama’s 2023 First Freeze Predictions

Are frosty mornings on the way to your area? Find out here with our West Alabama’s first freeze prediction guide. 

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Smoky Mountains 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Get your fall looks ready for the picture-perfect photos with Alabama’s gorgeous fall colors. According to the 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map from the Smoky Mountains, we are right on schedule. 

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