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Allen

Looks like a old time picture of the blizzard of .......

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Collectorpalms

I think I am about to hit my highest snow total here in Texas In 21 years... However, I lived along the south shore of Lake Superior for 4 years before moving here. I don’t miss it. I once drove back to college from Indiana through snow drifts on highway 2 ( the one along the lake) that were as high as my SUV only to find out they had closed the highway due to the blizzard. Moved from Zone 4b to 8b. 

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Laaz

Ice & snow in the crown of those washingtonia's can cause major damage. Good luck, Hope you're not getting too cold.

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JohnAndSancho
1 minute ago, Laaz said:

Ice & snow in the crown of those washingtonia's can cause major damage. Good luck, Hope you're not getting too cold.

I'm glad I read this. Should I go ahead and drape a blanket over mine? It is under a covered patio. I'm right down the road from @Collectorpalms

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Collectorpalms
2 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

I'm glad I read this. Should I go ahead and drape a blanket over mine? It is under a covered patio. I'm right down the road from @Collectorpalms

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I have Pygmy dates sitting in the snow. I wouldn’t worry but you can move it next to wall as close as possible. You have been a few degrees warmer than me all day. 

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Allen
9 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

I'm glad I read this. Should I go ahead and drape a blanket over mine? It is under a covered patio. I'm right down the road from @Collectorpalms

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Can you just bring it in overnight or put by house

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Laaz

This was mine after the 2018 ice / snow event, but we also dropped to 16F. The one on the left was pure robusta & died.

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necturus

Looks like College Station is going to stay above freezing but just barely - hi 35/lo 32. Tomorrow hi 42/lo 29. Warms up after that. Think the palms will be fine.

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JohnAndSancho

I can slide it about a foot closer to the apartment. The lights are LED, I just never took them off. I'm not real big on shredding my hands on the teeth. 

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Collectorpalms
20 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Ice & snow in the crown of those washingtonia's can cause major damage. Good luck, Hope you're not getting too cold.

They are a mix of Sabal Palmetto, Sabal Mexicana and washingtonia. What I hate is that Sabal will have flattened fronds for 2-3 years, until they outgrow the old ones. They don’t bounce back like other palms do when it’s melts. 
If winds go calm and skies clear it can drop much lower than forecast. In 2004 Corpus dropped to 22 after a similar event and they are zone 9b.

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JLM
3 minutes ago, Collectorpalms said:

What I hate is that Sabal will have flattened fronds for 2-3 years, until they outgrow the old ones. They don’t bounce back like other palms do when it’s melts. 

A lot of Sabals around here look the same after Sally came through. They now have 1 frond sticking up because they have had enough time to produce a frond between September and and now. They look sad though because the rest of the fronds are flattened :/

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Swolte

My pindo now (same town!)

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Collectorpalms
2 minutes ago, Swolte said:

My pindo now (same town!)

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Hit them with a broom. Snow is coming to an end here. Most of my palms are too tall to bother and I don’t have anymore proper winter cloths to stay out more a couple minutes. 

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JohnAndSancho
17 minutes ago, Collectorpalms said:

I don’t have anymore proper winter cloths to stay out more a couple minutes. 

I put on 3 pairs of sweat pants and 3 hoodies to walk my dog earlier lol

 

He has no desire to go out in this. 

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NorCalKing

Bipolar Texas, lol.

I don't know how folks grow palms in those parts.

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Palm D

There is something real beautiful about palms covered in snow!

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JohnAndSancho
6 minutes ago, NorCalKing said:

Bipolar Texas, lol.

I don't know how folks grow palms in those parts.

If you don't like the weather here, just wait 10 minutes lol 

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NorCalKing
2 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

If you don't like the weather here, just wait 10 minutes lol 

Oh yeah, Iv'e seen it first hand. My work head office is located in the DFW area, and Ive honestly seen 70's and 30's when traveling there for work in the winter months. Crazytown lol

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JLM

Rain/Snow mix is now a possibility in downtown Houston according to NWS forecasts, little or no accumulation is expected though.

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JohnAndSancho
44 minutes ago, NorCalKing said:

Oh yeah, Iv'e seen it first hand. My work head office is located in the DFW area, and Ive honestly seen 70's and 30's when traveling there for work in the winter months. Crazytown lol

Those are tourist numbers lol.

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