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RedRabbit
35 minutes ago, Xenon said:

Some shots of small black mangrove in this vid: @5:02 @13:24

This study, https://www.watershedecology.org/uploads/1/2/7/3/12731039/osland_et_al._2019-_temperature_thresholds_for_black_mangrove_freeze_damage_mortality_and_recovery.pdf, puts leaf damage threshold for black mangrove at -4*C/~25F. 

 

undamaged Casuarina @ 14.33

 

A Mexican weather station less than 10 miles to the south on the coast (but without the extensive system of bays surrounding SpaceX) briefly dipped to 24.8F and was below 26F for only about an hour and <28F for 4 hours. 

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/obhistory.php?station=MTAT4&network=MX_TP_DCP&metar=0&madis=0&year=2021&month=2&day=15&sortdir=asc

Tweet from a prominent resident claiming a low of 26F: Also note the sun arriving (iirc, it was cloudy/overcast on South Padre for most of the day)

 

Warmest spot in Texas??

It’s possible this was the warmest spot in TX, but we know SPI just to the north had multiple stations reporting 23f. Brownsville appeared to be the warmest spot, probably due to some urban heating. 

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Xenon
19 minutes ago, RedRabbit said:

It’s possible this was the warmest spot in TX, but we know SPI just to the north had multiple stations reporting 23f. Brownsville appeared to be the warmest spot, probably due to some urban heating. 

Seems every mile (literally) south made all of the difference. San Fernando only 80 miles south of Brownsville and a similar distance from the coast only got to 28F. 

Also as stated above, only 11 miles south of Boca Chica the low was 24.8F and only <26F for an hour. SpaceX/Boca Chica is 5 miles south of the southern tip of South Padre Island. 

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richtrav
On 2/15/2021 at 10:47 AM, Jimbean said:

Kiss the coconuts, and probably all of the royals goodbye all over coastal Texas :(

Down but not out

Royals Pt Isabel.jpg

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richtrav

Small mangroves at SPI and on the Laguna are fine, larger ones have some scorch but little if any stem damage

Small mangrove.jpg

Mangroves SPI.jpg

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Jimbean
7 hours ago, richtrav said:

Down but not out

Royals Pt Isabel.jpg

Downtown Brownsville?  That's amazing that any royal survived those temps.  Yeah I want the seeds once they mature.

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Yunder Wækraus
10 hours ago, richtrav said:

Small mangroves at SPI and on the Laguna are fine, larger ones have some scorch but little if any stem damage

Small mangrove.jpg

Mangroves SPI.jpg

More pix, please! Did any coconuts in TX survive? What about other tropical? 

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Xenon
6 hours ago, Jimbean said:

Downtown Brownsville?  That's amazing that any royal survived those temps.  Yeah I want the seeds once they mature.

That's in Port Isabel. A number of royals are already pushing new growth in southern Hidalgo and Cameron counties. Doubt there is any special genetics to these royals imo. 

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richtrav

That was in Port Isabel, but I’ve also seen ones pushing green fronds in Bayview, South Padre, Hidalgo and Donna. All the coconuts I’ve seen look pretty bad, can’t tell if they’re going to make it or not. 

Cocos.jpg

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bubba

It looks like RGV will come out of this horror show much better than expected!

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AnTonY
On 3/11/2021 at 7:15 AM, Jimbean said:

Downtown Brownsville?  That's amazing that any royal survived those temps.  Yeah I want the seeds once they mature.

Roystonea Regia  'Rio Grande'

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Jimbean
6 hours ago, AnTonY said:

Roystonea Regia  'Rio Grande'

lol yup

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