By Kelly Elder
Well, summer is officially behind us. The first day of autumn was Monday, September 22 which was a beautiful day. Sunny and warm temperatures allowed the farmers to get back into the fields after rain showers on Sunday.
Fall also arrived without any major frosts being reported in the area. The mercury dropped to near freezing on August 23 and on September 14 it dipped again to zero but left no damaging effects.
The first "killing" frost of the year came on September 24 when the low registered was -1.5°C. Andrew Giraudier, who records the daily temperatures for Environment Canada said that the average date for first frost, using data collected over the past 34 years, is September 20.
We got a full 10 days more of frost free weather over last year when Jack Frost put a frosty end to many gardens in the area with an overnight low of -8.5°C. Giraudier also noted that the recorded temperatures could vary slightly around town with different elevations that are present within the town of Coronach.
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