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First patchy frost of the season

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Temperatures fell to their lowest point since April 29th early on Monday. Monday's lows fell to the middle 30s for most of southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. The cold weather combined with a calm wind allowed patchy light frost to develop in spots. The mercury hit 35 degrees in Lima and Toledo. Adrian was a bit warmer with a low of 36 degrees. Hillsdale was the warm spot with a low of 38 degrees due to a light southwest wind. The wind was calm in Monroe with a low of 34 degrees. The coldest spots in the area came 1 degree above the freezing mark at 33 degrees in both Findlay and in Defiance. No record lows were set this morning. The record was set at 30 degrees in 1976.

Monday's frost comes nearly 2 weeks earlier than average, but it isn't the earliest ever recorded. The areas earliest frost on record was on August 29th. The latest 1st frost of the season was on November 3rd. While frost did occur on Monday, it was not considered a freeze, which occurs when the temperature falls to 32 degrees or lower. The area's first average freeze is on October 18th.

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