Snow from early January in North Carolina

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This isn't normal here. The Pindo palms look the worst but I have been told they should be okay. I hope so.

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Those photos were not taken on Monday, were they?  

NC is a 7a/7b depending on the area.

I have a sibling who just recently moved to Greensboro. In December.... Lord, I remember him asking me "Alex, do you think a coconut palm will do well in NC? "

Gee willikers, I had to be terribly honest with him.  He has sent me pics, almost daily of the climate there. Hence  I know the snow ceased a while back (in Greensboro, at least). 

Enough reminiscing, I don't think you'll have a problem with your Pindo palms.

And yes, what happened in NC is a freak accident. Seems the previous one was in 1899..

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Hey, thanks for your reply. We're supposed to be in zone 8a in our little pocket of the state. I'm pretty sure that was a Thursday. My son and daughter-in-law we're supposed to fly back to Colorado (where they hadn't had snow like that yet) the day before. They couldn't fly out until Friday. We had a full week of below freezing temperatures and that's really unusual. The Pindos look pretty brown now but with a couple years of good growth and milder winters I'm hoping they will be back.

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That reminds me of winter times many many years ago...

Here in Germany we hadn't had real snow since November 2017, but this was also only a 2 cm coverage for one or two days..

Hope your plants survive.

Eckhard

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3 hours ago, Cahenry said:

Hey, thanks for your reply. We're supposed to be in zone 8a in our little pocket of the state. I'm pretty sure that was a Thursday. My son and daughter-in-law we're supposed to fly back to Colorado (where they hadn't had snow like that yet) the day before. They couldn't fly out until Friday. We had a full week of below freezing temperatures and that's really unusual. The Pindos look pretty brown now but with a couple years of good growth and milder winters I'm hoping they will be back.

The Pindos should come back. I have some here in Virginia (way colder than where you are) and they turn completely brown every Winter, but when it comes Spring they start to regrow. I protect them on the coldest nights with just some burlap, but I did absolutely nothing to them at all this Winter. I am on the border of zone 7a/7b. 

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