Doctor Doppler’s Spring Planting Advice

Doctor Doppler’s Spring Planting Advice


Kerrville Weather Trivia – – – Someone asked me if it was safe to go ahead and plant outdoors now that we are in March. This year has been much warmer than normal, but I always warn everyone that the average date of our last freeze is around March 30th. I’ve seen it freeze on several occasions in April.

Our record low for today is 17 degrees set in 1996. Looking back, I discovered an interesting event that occurred in March of 1932. In 1932, March was an exceptionally cool month for the Hill Country area. On March 4, 1932, a strong cold front blasted through the area keeping highs in the 40’s with lows in the 20’s. We briefly warmed into the 50’s for a couple of days before another strong arctic cold front kept highs in the 30’s and 40’s for 5 days!! There were several days where we barely reached the freezing mark during that time. The cold snap peaked with a low of 14 degrees on March 15th. Even San Antonio barely managed to reach a high above freezing during the cold snap. I’ve enclosed a copy of the weather records from March 1932 showing our daily temperatures in Kerrville for the entire month of March that year.

In typical Texas fashion, we were in the 80’s and 90’s the following week. Some things never change.Dr Doppler