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Frosty The Lexus 

sat frozen in my driveway 

All aglitter with sparkling frost

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DoomsDave

And the Trucklet of Terror too 

How about you?

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Josue Diaz

Same here, but in Fresno it's par for the course. We've had 5 or 6 morning like this so far this winter. You must have gotten down to mid-30s? We got down to 34. 

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PalmatierMeg

BRRRR. Fun times.

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Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, Josue Diaz said:

Same here, but in Fresno it's par for the course. We've had 5 or 6 morning like this so far this winter. You must have gotten down to mid-30s? We got down to 34. 

Makes sense, 34-36F is what i saw when looking over Wx stations closest to Dave's place earlier.  

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Reeverse

It shows long term weather forecasts are not so accurate. Here in florida we were supposed to be way below average and you guys were supposed to be way above. Not the case I see 

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ruskinPalms

I have no idea how most of Florida escaped a hard freeze this year with all that polar vortex business. I know we are not technically out of the woods yet though...

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ruskinPalms

That being said, my coworker who lives in the New Tampa area had ice on his car like that a few times this year. I moved to my current place in Parrish in March of 2015 and I don’t recall having ice on the cars yet. My place in Ruskin had ice on the cars frequently the years I lived there. The house in Ruskin was on a medium sized retention pond that steamed like crazy on cool clear nights that unfortunately caused a lot of ice/frost to form on the palms and cars there - even if it may have kept temp up a degree or two in theory. 

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DoomsDave

We’ve been getting lows in the mid 30s FF far far later than usual. Most years this cold [fecal material] is over by the end of January.

We had a downright frigid demi snow squall yesterday with thunder and lightning.

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Silas_Sancona
8 minutes ago, ruskinPalms said:

I have no idea how most of Florida escaped a hard freeze this year with all that polar vortex business. I know we are not technically out of the woods yet though...

Among several factors that played a part, this one really tells the story of the weather this month -PNA. 

 A Negative PNA ( Pacific North American pattern) almost always signals some degree of cold /wet weather over the west when it dives south.. Been as low as -1.0 earlier in the month, Might attempt a dive to -1.5 or close to -2.0 around /shortly after the 1st of March.

This pattern also factors into why Florida has escaped much of / most of the cold so far.. even with the crazy Polar Vortex events unfolding further north earlier on. 
 

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Hillizard
5 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

Same here, but in Fresno it's par for the course. We've had 5 or 6 morning like this so far this winter. You must have gotten down to mid-30s? We got down to 34. 

And the same where I live.. but down to 32 (or lower) a couple of nights.  :(  In my garden the only palm I have that's grown throughout the winter, in a pot, and with barely any overhead canopy protection is my Jubaeopsis caffra. It's still bright green and doesn't show even one tiny bit of frost damage. I've been very impressed leaving it outside for the first time all year.

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enigma99
1 hour ago, Reeverse said:

It shows long term weather forecasts are not so accurate. Here in florida we were supposed to be way below average and you guys were supposed to be way above. Not the case I see 

I think California actually does better with La Ninas than El Nino -- even though long term forecasts say otherwise. Law of averages say Florida will probably get hammered next winter, and we'll finish our cold by Jan. Last year it got a big chilly in end of Feb as well, although there were some warm days mixed in. 

Still got green bananas though and everything appears green. We'll see if the Royal starts growing again once it warms back into the 70s

Tonight is the last night in the 15 day with lows in the 30s... thank goodness

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Josue Diaz
20 minutes ago, Hillizard said:

And the same where I live.. but down to 32 (or lower) a couple of nights.  :(  In my garden the only palm I have that's grown throughout the winter, in a pot, and with barely any overhead canopy protection is my Jubaeopsis caffra. It's still bright green and doesn't show even one tiny bit of frost damage. I've been very impressed leaving it outside for the first time all year.

Same, last night forecast to be in the low 30s for the foreseeable future. Jubaeopsis get's frost burn for me on old leaves. New leaves are unfazed. Mine has been in the ground 2 years and is split in two this summer.

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Josue Diaz

on a side note, caryota obtusa doesn't mind our cold. This is one of two that I know of in Fresno. Located off of Temperance and Central Avenues south of town. This photo is from yesterday. 

 

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Hillizard
2 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

on a side note, caryota obtusa doesn't mind our cold. This is one of two that I know of in Fresno. Located off of Temperance and Central Avenues south of town. This photo is from yesterday. 

 

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I have a potted C. ochlandra that's still putting out a new leaf right now. I may plant it in the ground under one of my Brachychiton this spring, like the C. obtusa in your picture is under a canopy. They seem to demand a lot of water in the summer. There's an obtusa here in Capital Park, too.

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Hillizard
2 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

Same, last night forecast to be in the low 30s for the foreseeable future. Jubaeopsis get's frost burn for me on old leaves. New leaves are unfazed. Mine has been in the ground 2 years and is split in two this summer.

Glad to learn your Jubaeopsis has now become a 'double header.'  You must be treating it right for that to happen. :greenthumb:

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kinzyjr
10 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

And the Trucklet of Terror too 

How about you?

Stay warm out there, Dave!  Close to 90F here today.

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DoomsDave
44 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Stay warm out there, Dave!  Close to 90F here today.

Obscenities have been screamed 

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