Frost Depth

A very common subject of conversation I have as I travel the region is our very shallow frost depth in many parts of the region.  With the warm November, followed quickly by a significant snowfall especially in central and western North Dakota, that snow insulated the ground and in turn has not allowed for much of a downward movement of freezing temperatures into the soil.  There are still areas in with a frost depth of only a few inches.  Locations lacking snow, or the wind has exposed the top soil you will find frost depths at two to three feet, which is fairly normal, but this winter that is the exception rather than the rule.

Daryl Ritchison