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Top Ten Longest and Shortest Growing Seasons 1887-2017

129-year, (1887-2015) average growing season length: 171 days.
Standard 30-year normal, 1981-2010, average growing season length: 162 days.
Average growing season last 20 years: 164 days.
Year 2015 growing season: 175 days
Year 2014 growing season: 147 days

Year 2013 Growing Season Length = 161 days
Year 2012 Growing Season Length = 152 days

Top Ten Longest Growing Seasons

Rank
Year
Month
Date
Month
Date
Length
in days
1
1924
Apr
2
Nov
6
217
2
1968
Apr
5
Nov
3
211
3
1971
Apr
6
Oct
31
207
3
1900
Apr
13
Nov
7
207
5
1955
Apr
7
Oct
24
199
6
1938
Apr
9
Oct
23
196
6
1897
Apr
19
Nov
2
196
6
1914
Apr
12
Oct
26
196
6
1969
Mar
31
Oct
14
196
10
1925
Mar
27
Oct
9
195
             

Top Ten Shortest Growing Seasons

Rank
Year
Month
Date
Month
Date
Length
in days
1
1940
May
16
Sep
11
117
2
1983
May
15
Sep
23
130
3
1989
May
7
Sep
23
138
4
1995
May
2
Sep
22
142
5
2014
May
16
Oct
11
147
5
1918
Apr
25
Sep
20
147
5
1980
May
8
Oct
3
147
5
1984
May
1
Sep
26
147
9
1965
Apr
28
Sep
24
148
9
1893
Apr
29
Sep
25
148
9
2005
May
3
Sep
29
148

 

All data in this table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.