Early-Season Frost

Early-Season Frost

Isabella Gonzalez


Pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin decorations may have been out for weeks, but the meteorological shift from summer to fall was only a short time ago, Thursday, September 22. However, only a week later did we see the first frost of the fall season. Weather channels are calling it an “early frost”. On the night of Thursday, September 29th from 1 am to 7 am a frost advisory remained in effect where it was to be expected that temperatures as low as the mid-30s could result in a potential frost formation. It is typical that we don’t see the first fall frost until around October 17th, but this year the morning of September 29th we were scraping frost off our cars. With this early-season frost, it can only be an indicator of global warming- it’s essential that we take action. One man- the owner of Patagonia- gave away his company for free for the sake of the environment. To shy away from big billionaires and companies who wanted to take over his company and interfere with the ideals of Patagonia, he sold it silently. Essentially, Yvon Chouinard, the owner of Patagonia, and his wife transferred their ownership of Patagonia to a nonprofit organization. They did this to ensure that all profits made from the company go to combating climate change. It’s relieving to see that some big companies still are passionate about putting forth the effort to make this Earth better. All this money for climate change could be what we need to undo what we have done, so that, potentially, one day, we don’t have to worry about early-season frosts.




  • https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/weather/weather-blog/frost-advisory-early-season-frost-expected-for-central-illinois-tonight/
  • https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/patchy-frost-possible-in-northern-central-illinois-as-string-of-chilly-nights-begins/2951837/
  • https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates/IL/Crystal%20Lake
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/14/climate/patagonia-climate-philanthropy-chouinard.html


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