Kindergarteners (l-r) Colin Grooms, Zachary Hyde, Jesse Carrillo, Tristin Meeks and Brian Romero enjoy a school field trip to the Witte Museum last week.
Winter blast brings frigid temperatures
A strong, arctic cold front blasted through the area last Sunday, March 3. Temperatures continued to plummet through Monday morning and remained through Wednesday morning. This was some of the coldest air we have seen in the month of March since 2014. With the recent green-up, the hard freeze of temperatures in the teens and low 20s likely damaged or killed any sensitive plants and crops that had bloomed or were planted too early. Many fruit trees in Edwards County were in full bloom. Fortunately, no freezing precipitation occurred. First and last freeze/frost dates for Rocksprings each winter, on average, are from November 16 through March 18. Our frost-free growing season is around 243 days. With temperatures earlier in the week from lows in the 20s and lower and highs in the 30s or 40s, Texas was forecast to show herself in the toasty mid70s by Thursday and maybe a good chance of rain by next week. You just ‘gotta’ love our Texas weather.
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