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Wisconsin Vegetation Ends This Weekend?
Oct 01, 2010
This weekend most of Southern Wisconsin will experience the end of the growing season as a strong cold front will move across the state Friday evening. This front will bring colder temperatures throughout the upper Great Lake Region bringing overnight values down to the upper 20's to low 30's. While most locations across Northern Wisconsin have experienced freezing conditions, this will be the first opportunity for Central and Southern Wisconsin to experience frost this fall season.
Ragweed and Vegetation
The great thing about frost is its ability to kill ragweed. This plant is responsible for the airborne allergy that millions of Americans suffer every August until the first frost usually in late September/October. Vegetation is also prone to being damaged due to frost. Here is a video on how to protect your plants from frost - Protecting Your Plants.
Moving forward, the Upper Midwest is in a quiet weather pattern. Expect things to become more interesting as we head into November with winter storm potential takes aim across Wisconsin. More on that later, but in the meantime, enjoy the colder temperatures!