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RedRabbit
6 hours ago, Tampa Scott said:

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Nice, looks like you've got an anemometer set up too. I bookmarked your station, it will be interesting to keep an eye on it over the next week with all the cold weather that's expected.

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Palmaceae

Trending upwards for the Cape, now 38 will be the lowest. 

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kinzyjr

It looks like my area may get below 30F next week.  It's been a little while since I've seen below 30F here, so let's see if we can keep the streak in tact :)

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Chatta

I havent seen a temp below 31F for more than a decade, I'm hoping to keep the 10a streak goin too :P

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Alan_Tampa
5 hours ago, Chatta said:

I havent seen a temp below 31F for more than a decade, I'm hoping to keep the 10a streak goin too :P

Even January 2010? 

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Chatta
26 minutes ago, Alan_Tampa said:

Even January 2010? 

Yes jan 2010 was 31f my lowest low ive personally recorded.  It coulda been lower in some.parts of the property.. im on 4 acers mostly forest.  31f was recorded near lake side. My parents have ofcourse recorded way lower temps over their time here since 76

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PalmatierMeg

Jan 14 low: 42.6F

24 degrees lower than yesterday

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Palmaceae

Keeps trending up which is a great direction! 40 now the lowest forecasted this coming week. Just need to get through another month.

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Matthew92

25 degrees this morning. Just 24 hours before they had the low at 31 before changing it to 28 about 12 hours before...

Here's how my forecast is looking. Has barely trended only a little better in the last day or two: before we were supposed to have two sub 25 degree freezes. This is still a formidable cold snap though.

What I hate almost as much as the cold is the BONE DRY air that accompanies all this. My hands shrivel up with the dryness.

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Palmaceae
1 hour ago, Opal92 said:

25 degrees this morning. Just 24 hours before they had the low at 31 before changing it to 28 about 12 hours before...

Here's how my forecast is looking. Has barely trended only a little better in the last day or two: before we were supposed to have two sub 25 degree freezes. This is still a formidable cold snap though.

What I hate almost as much as the cold is the BONE DRY air that accompanies all this. My hands shrivel up with the dryness.

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Yes that dry air remains me of up north. Our dew point right now is not too bad, it is 47.  Last night the dew point went down to 33, but I am sure your dew point was much lower. And this is reminding me of last year, headed into a drought again. I don't even remember the last time it rained here.

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Tampa Scott
On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎58‎:‎04‎, RedRabbit said:

Nice, looks like you've got an anemometer set up too. I bookmarked your station, it will be interesting to keep an eye on it over the next week with all the cold weather that's expected.

I relocated the anemometer 3' off the second floor roof peak a few years ago. The landscaping had become a wind block for good wind readings in it's former location.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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RedRabbit
1 hour ago, Tampa Scott said:

I relocated the anemometer 3' off the second floor roof peak a few years ago. The landscaping had become a wind block for good wind readings in it's former location.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Nicely done, I'm jealous. Unfortunately there's really no way I could get a good wind reading in my current home so I didn't opt to get an anemometer. I certainly hope to have one at my next home, wherever that may be. 

Nice ravenea too, I haven't seen many around here that tall. :greenthumb: 

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Alan_Tampa

Thursday am looks like somehere between 30 and 32 for my area. I can take about 30 here without too much damage, but depends on how long. 

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Tampa Scott
4 hours ago, Alan_Tampa said:

Thursday am looks like somehere between 30 and 32 for my area. I can take about 30 here without too much damage, but depends on how long. 

Thursday morning temps are trending down from yesterday forecasts. Hopefully the will trend back up.                        

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Palmaceae
On 1/14/2018, 12:10:46, Palmaceae said:

Keeps trending up which is a great direction! 40 now the lowest forecasted this coming week. Just need to get through another month.

Up and down, guess we will find out Wednesday night! Trending down to 38 again. Snow possibility near Pensacola tomorrow night.

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Alan_Tampa
1 hour ago, Tampa Scott said:

Thursday morning temps are trending down from yesterday forecasts. Hopefully the will trend back up.                        

 But I see nw winds for thursday am that's usually a plus for us in nw Hillsborough. 

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Matthew92

Winter weather advisories issued for Escambia, Walton, and Okaloosa (that's me) counties in Northwest Florida. I may see our second round of snowflakes this year!

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Matthew92

I've already had lows of 28, 25, and 27 with this cold event. Low tomorrow night now forecast to 21 degrees.

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Palmaceae

Snow coming again to Florida!

 

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Alan_Tampa

NWS has only issued a freeze watch for Tampa area So far,  and forecast still wobly. From whew to nooooo! range 

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AnTonY
3 hours ago, Alan_Tampa said:

NWS has only issued a freeze watch for Tampa area So far,  and forecast still wobly. From whew to nooooo! range 

Last time Tampa froze was in 2011. Hopefully that doesn't verify.

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Zeeth
12 minutes ago, AnTonY said:

Last time Tampa froze was in 2011. Hopefully that doesn't verify.

My house in Seminole heights recorded 31.5˚ so far this winter. It looks like this Wednesday should be about the same.

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RedRabbit
On 1/15/2018, 6:54:57, Alan_Tampa said:

 But I see nw winds for thursday am that's usually a plus for us in nw Hillsborough. 

I'm seeing a forecast for 30f with winds from the North at 10-15mph. That won't afford us any protection from the gulf. :/

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Alan_Tampa

The nw winds have disappeared now

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kinzyjr
51 minutes ago, RedRabbit said:

I'm seeing a forecast for 30f with winds from the North at 10-15mph. That won't afford us any protection from the gulf. :/

Looking at 2 nights in the 30's here.  There will be a pretty stiff wind from the looks of it.  I'm shielded from the north wind over most of my property, so at least that much should be mitigated.

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RedRabbit
1 minute ago, kinzyjr said:

Looking at 2 nights in the 30's here.  There will be a pretty stiff wind from the looks of it.  I'm shielded from the north wind over most of my property, so at least that much should be mitigated.

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Assuming there is wind, we don't have to worry about frost right? I'll protect my palms from the frost, but I think they'll fare okay without protection if frost isn't a factor.

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kinzyjr
Just now, RedRabbit said:

Assuming there is wind, we don't have to worry about frost right? I'll protect my palms from the frost, but I think they'll fare okay without protection if frost isn't a factor.

Supposedly, that is how it goes.  At a low of 30F, I won't have to worry about frost in the back, but I may still have some on the tops of the little knolls in my front yard out in the open.  The new live oak is already showing promise, as there was no frost under it during the last cold spell.  Canopy for the win.  I'll cover my coconut palms, but everything else will be fine to at least 25F, so I can sleep easy.

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RedRabbit
20 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Supposedly, that is how it goes.  At a low of 30F, I won't have to worry about frost in the back, but I may still have some on the tops of the little knolls in my front yard out in the open.  The new live oak is already showing promise, as there was no frost under it during the last cold spell.  Canopy for the win.  I'll cover my coconut palms, but everything else will be fine to at least 25F, so I can sleep easy.

I'm going to seriously reconsider getting some canopy going after this winter! 

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Alan_Tampa

Canopy not as effective with advective freezes. This looks to be one. Will have lots of weird tropical firewood around May. Jack fuit wood burns hot enough to melt aluminum. Let's make some cookware. 

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Palmaceae

33 forecasted for the Cape tonight.

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IHB1979

NOAA forecast low for Coastal Brevard is 38F, trending down last few days. I haven't been this active with cold protection in years!

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Alan_Tampa

Geez, panhandle has temps in the 30s, and it's 1pm.

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IHB1979

The low temps continue westward, with Corpus at 32 and Brownsville at 37 at 3pm. South Texas has gotten hit hard the last few events.

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AnTonY
11 minutes ago, IHB1979 said:

The low temps continue westward, with Corpus at 32 and Brownsville at 37 at 3pm. South Texas has gotten hit hard the last few events.

Well, 2PM for their local time.

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kinzyjr
17 hours ago, RedRabbit said:

I'm going to seriously reconsider getting some canopy going after this winter! 

 

4 hours ago, Alan_Tampa said:

Canopy not as effective with advective freezes. This looks to be one. Will have lots of weird tropical firewood around May. Jack fuit wood burns hot enough to melt aluminum. Let's make some cookware. 

Couple it with surrounding your property with hedges for windbreaks... after that, cross your fingers LOL

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Alan_Tampa

I have windbreak, layered canopy. Remember my garden is 18 years old.

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IHB1979
1 hour ago, AnTonY said:

Well, 2PM for their local time.

I’m in Florida, 3PM EST ;-)

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Matthew92

Had what I describe a "slim" coating of sleet and freezing rain on everything overnight- wasn't enough to cause road problems. Temp hit 24 in the morning with 37 being our high (incredible). Now it's close to 4:30 and it is already 32 outside. This is going to be a hard freeze tonight. I'm thinking at least 20 degrees, and wouldn't be surprised to see teens.

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Tampa Scott

Not looking good here, but I am holding out hope. A look at the last 24 hrs (Tue 6pm- Wed 6 pm) from my weather station.vws742.jpg.e619ea74b1b3e55bc84910eb1f428

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RedRabbit

My forecast has dropped to 28f. Can't rule out a downside surprise of 25 tonight.

Being that this is advective rather than radiational I'd expect more uniformity in temperatures throughout the region than on a normal radiational night. In other words, this will probably hit places like S Tampa and southern Pinellas worse than usual.

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