Latest Frosts and freezing News

Even in colder areas, fig trees can do well if protected

Nov. 22, 2022 08:09 AM EST

If you're growing fig trees where temperatures drop below freezing for extended periods, then an ounce of protection can be worth a pound (or more!) of figs. Native to Mediterranean Europe, Asia and Africa, most mature fig trees can tolerate temperatures down to about 20 degrees....

California storm tapers off after drenching rain, heavy snow

Nov. 09, 2022 18:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A drenched California emerged Wednesday from a powerful multiday storm that unleashed rain, snow and raging floodwaters, leaving one person dead and four others missing. Lingering showers, mountain snow and gusty winds were tapering off, and the National Weather...

Southern California mountains get snow from departing storm

Nov. 03, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The tail end of the season's first significant storm dropped snow on Southern California mountains early Thursday as a cold airmass moved in behind the weather system. Up to 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of snow was reported by the Big Bear Mountain...

As Russia strikes power plants, Ukrainians brace for winter

Oct. 18, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

KIVSHARIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Nine-year-old Artem Panchenko helps his grandmother stoke a smoky fire in a makeshift outdoor kitchen beside their nearly abandoned apartment block. The light is falling fast and they need to eat before the setting sun plunges their home into cold and darkness. ...