Cold Weather Home Facts For Virginia

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

The first frost has finally hit central Virginia, albeit a little later than what you were expecting. Here's the scoop on frost dates for Virginia, where your home may be losing the most heat, and more on a free program Dominion customers can use to help lower energy costs and keep their homes warm this winter.

The First Frost Date Shift

Over the past century, the average date of the first frost in Virginia has been moving progressively backward, today landing a week or more later than it did at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows that between 1895 and 2018, the average date of the first fall frost moved back by 7.1 days in Virginia.