By Bill H2DB
Here's a shot of some local PWS's via W.U. taken this morn at about 7AM.
(The DP has actually dropped since yesterday , when it was at 78-80 for much of the day , and that
combined with air temps of about 90-92 , gave heat indexes of about 107 or so....)
Surf Temps have been running about 86 deg for a few weeks .
7AM 9-21-18 DB area by Bill H, on Flickr
My lifelong quest would be to have rough requirement tables in Wikipedia for a quick lookup for the palm trees to grow, what temperatures it can grow in, what extreme conditions it can grow in,
and more difficult - a map representation where that species could potentially grow (with possibly some color scale on how difficult it is for a palm tree to grow there).
If you have good resources for such material, especially for the maps, maybe some already exist (I've not found a map yet which shows where Arecaceae grow in the world) please let me know, any information is really helpful!
By Jim in Los Altos
I thought it would be fun if some of us could post their area's climate and the number of palm species currently growing in their gardens. Here's mine in Los Altos, CA. I'm at 150 species so far.
It's back: El Niño expected later this year, forecasters say: https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/its-back-el-ni%C3%B1o-expected-later-this-year-forecasters-say/ar-AAyFm39
".... In the U.S., a strong El Niño can result in a stormy winter along the West Coast, a wet winter across the South and a warmer-than-average winter in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountains... El Niño is a periodic natural warming of ocean water in the tropical Pacific that impacts weather in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, the climate pattern can bring dry conditions to Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia...In South America, Brazil can get drought, while Argentina may get more rain...."
By Bill H2DB
Before computers in my life , I kept these dailies . I've randomly picked this late '80 to early '81 today .
I was basically comparing Daytona Bch to S. central Fla , as I lived in D.B. , but had Pty in Hardee County .
I have a lot more , other years etc . graph did not hold that 19 deg !!
The red area shows warmer , blue the cooler between the stations . data from DB NWS and the Ona station in Hardee via newspaper .
late 80-early 81 data by Bill H, on Flickr
Graph 80-81 copy by Bill H, on Flickr