Cold and Frosty Soils

The first half of December was quite mild, but ever since there has been more colder than average days than above average days.   More of the cold is with us again with the next couple of mornings looking brutally cold.  Last week in one of my weather presentations the discussion about frost depth came up.  Although the frost depth is lower than it was last year in most locations, the combination of the snow cover we have with the fact that we had a fair amount of rain last autumn has meant that even with these bitterly cold temperatures the frost depth hasn’t been lower much in the past couple of weeks and may not get much lower this winter.

Daryl Ritchison