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Here’s one of my Roystonea borenquenias banged up by the Satan Annie wind on Monday of this week

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DoomsDave

Show us your wind damaged palms!

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ChrisA

Here is my weather beaten palm, not wind but snow if it makes you feel any better? :)

 

The snow has now since melted and this palm is back to its perky self.  I hope you folks in Cali can get a break soon.

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DoomsDave
5 minutes ago, ChrisA said:

Here is my weather beaten palm, not wind but snow if it makes you feel any better? :)

 

The snow has now since melted and this palm is back to its perky self.  I hope you folks in Cali can get a break soon.

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Feel like a whiny sissy 

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ChrisA

You’ve got a right to.  I think it was this big-ass storm that made the winds even worse earlier in the week.  We went from a high on Sunday of 77F after having been in the 80’s for the last 2 months, to 25F just twenty four hours later.  The temperature dropped all day on Monday. I’ve never seen a below freezing day here in October.  We often don’t even get to 32 at night during the month of October. First frost is usually in November.  But hey, it’s 2020 and all bets are off.  I’m just glad that the Stay-Puffed guy hasn’t shown himself as was prognosticated! :floor:

 

 

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45 minutes ago, ChrisA said:

You’ve got a right to.  I think it was this big-ass storm that made the winds even worse earlier in the week.  We went from a high on Sunday of 77F after having been in the 80’s for the last 2 months, to 25F just twenty four hours later.  The temperature dropped all day on Monday. I’ve never seen a below freezing day here in October.  We often don’t even get to 32 at night during the month of October. First frost is usually in November.  But hey, it’s 2020 and all bets are off.  I’m just glad that the Stay-Puffed guy hasn’t shown himself as was prognosticated! :floor:

 

 

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Oh but the wind can get rather nasty here as the British would say 

You’re in something of a hostile environment But ....

Lets us hear from the Texans!

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Tracy
15 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Show us your wind damaged palms!

Wind was strong, but not too bad down here in Coastal North San Diego County.  The extent of my damage was due to the old inflo's from my neighbor's Washie blowing down and landing right on top of my Microcycas calcoma.  Fortunately the one that hit it was old and dry so not too heavy, but it did flatten out the last flush which was frustrating as it will be many months before it flushes again.

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Palm Tree Jim
49 minutes ago, Tracy said:

Wind was strong, but not too bad down here in Coastal North San Diego County.  The extent of my damage was due to the old inflo's from my neighbor's Washie blowing down and landing right on top of my Microcycas calcoma.  Fortunately the one that hit it was old and dry so not too heavy, but it did flatten out the last flush which was frustrating as it will be many months before it flushes again.

Not good.

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Fusca
15 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Lets us hear from the Texans!

No wind damage here, thankfully.  Approximately 30 mph wind gusts from the latest cold front.  It did knock over my potted Hyophorbe lagenicaulis but that's about the extent of it.  After not having any low temps below 60F we hit 40F after a day with a high of only 46F!  Yuck!  

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James B
23 hours ago, ChrisA said:

Here is my weather beaten palm, not wind but snow if it makes you feel any better? :)

 

The snow has now since melted and this palm is back to its perky self.  I hope you folks in Cali can get a break soon.

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Lmao! us Californians can be quiet now.

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James B

I’ll try to get some pics tomorrow. It was a sad day coming home from work to see several palms that looked beautiful all summer look wrecked. My Various Archontophoenix took it the worst in the back yard in an area that is a wind tunnel up against the north side of my house. 
 

My two Roystonea are undamaged somehow but they are only about 13-15 ft tall much much smaller than Dave’s.

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3 minutes ago, James B said:

I’ll try to get some pics tomorrow. It was a sad day coming home from work to see several palms that looked beautiful all summer look wrecked. My Various Archontophoenix took it the worst in the back yard in an area that is a wind tunnel up against the north side of my house. 
 

My two Roystonea are undamaged somehow but they are only about 13-15 ft tall much much smaller than Dave’s.

They’ll grow right back

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James B
35 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

They’ll grow right back

That is the nice thing about Archontophoenix is the speed of growth!

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Some night time damage shots.

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DoomsDave
12 hours ago, James B said:

Some night time damage shots.

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“My friends it is a mere flesh wound!”

You might remember long after the palm grows out of it!

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