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The above image shows the date by which the first 32 degree temperature will occur in 50 percent of the years. In other words, this map represents the average date of the first freezing temperature. This date ranges from mid September in eastern Tucker and Randolph counties, to late September across the rest of the northern mountain area of West Virginia. The first freezing temperature usually occurs by early October in the rest of eastern and north central West Virginia, to mid and late October across southwest West Virginia, southeast Ohio, and extreme southwest Virginia.