Days with Max Temperature < 32°F

The total number of days per year when the highest temperature is less than 32F (0C) is an indicator of how often very cold days occur.

Days when the highest temperature doesn’t rise above the freezing point of water are called “icing days.” The annual number of icing days tells us how much rest plants get from growing; with too few icing days, some plants do not perceive a “reset” signal to begin budding or blooming in the spring. The annual number of icing days can also help predict if populations of insects, such as tree-killing bark beetles, will survive the winter or not. 

The information found on this page was taken from the Climate Explorer tool, which includes interactive maps and models that have capabilities beyond what is shown on this site.  To view these interactive maps and graphs specifically for Erie County, click here.