For those who love winter, we are coming up on the date of the first freeze of the year.

According to the National Weather Service, the average date of the first freeze in Midland usually happens around November 10.

Of course, there are those times when we have a once-in-a-lifetime snow and freeze event like we did this past February.

They say those happen only once every 10 years, hopefully, we will not have another one like that which lasted five days with temps below freezing.

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We do have extremes on the dates of the first freeze, of course, the National Weather Service has on record that the earliest first freeze happened on 10/19/89 and the latest first freeze happened on 12/7/98.

So you know we are going to have the first freeze come up sometime in the next month and with temperatures not getting above 60 today, that means it could happen on the average date or maybe before.

We will have to see what the weather has in store for us this year.

For this lover of all things tropical, I am not amused that winter is coming because I would prefer to have highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s for the entire winter season.

But for those who have to have snow and winter, your wish will be granted soon enough and at the expense of those of us who hate it.

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