Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:43 PM
I have seen where the AO is turning to normal. They compared it to 2007 which had a very mild start then a cooler February. When I checked daily temp records at TPA for Feb., there was one cold event which resulted in a light freeze N and E of town but nothing severe in the Tampa Bay area (mid to upper 30's for several nights) before the month ended very warm. From what I read they compare our current patterns just like this. So, if the "open doors" are just cold events, not severe arctic events, the we should be okay. Interesting as they predict 78-80F afternoons from now through Tuesday!
Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast