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#41 Moose

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:23 AM

and it is back to 80F today




... and Europe is getting hammered :(
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#42 Ray Tampa

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

37F here for two consecutive nights over the past weekend.
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Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA
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#43 ThunderSRQ

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

I got 41 and 34 here (with light frost on the 34 night -- it dipped earlier than normal as it was already 37 and climbing at sunrise). I did cover everything for a solid freeze event (since some sites were predicting 32), and it looks like there was little to no "visible" damage (so far...) -- which is very good since I was just noticing new growth on lots of stuff that had been burned back by the first freeze but had already decided Spring had arrived based on the recent balmy conditions! (although I'm worried this could have finished off a recently planted Satakentia that was hit hard in that first freeze, as well as a couple tropical trees that also were in the ground for their first winter -- time will tell...)

Edited by ThunderSRQ, 16 February 2012 - 10:40 AM.

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#44 gsytch

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

33f the first morning and 32f the second with just a hint of frost. Other than the tops of a few Angels Trumpets, no damage noticeable. Mango has tiny fruits on it but it is so tall I have to climb it to get closer and inspect. It is flowering again, so there will be even more fruit this year! YUMMY! :mrlooney:
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#45 PalmatierMeg

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

41.2 first morning, 39.6 the next.
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#46 madgav

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:12 AM


and it is back to 80F today




... and Europe is getting hammered :(


Not all of Europe has been hammered!
It's been a good winter here so far with only 3 air frosts, worst of which has been -1.4C (29.4F).
Still looking forward to spring though :D

Edited by madgav, 20 February 2012 - 03:29 AM.

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