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STEVE IN SO CAL
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1715...35 degrees, down from 41 degrees 30 min ago.

Hold on to your fur lined underlovelies again, this one's gonna get bad...

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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where is syersj when you need him????? he always has the weather on!!!!!

:)

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

The way of the transgressor is hard

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1930 - 5C (41F) in Altadena.  I need to get a picture of the ~100 palms sitting in my garage right now, but I think I'll just have another beer instead....

Jack Sayers

East Los Angeles

growing cold tolerant palms halfway between the equator and the arctic circle...

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The one who did all the heavy lifting

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Jack Sayers

East Los Angeles

growing cold tolerant palms halfway between the equator and the arctic circle...

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don't feel guilty about making her do all the work,jack.

SOMEONE has to supervise.   & drink beer. :P

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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(spockvr6 @ Jan. 12 2007,22:33)

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Thats choice Jack!

Actually, Larry, I think it's cheap beer...

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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Have another one, Jack  :P

Yes, this is an hour-by-hour watch/wait of dread.

Steve

Good luck, bro but those temps already at this time of night [1830] spells bad news  :(

48F current temp.  Today was 30 degrees colder than just 3 days ago.  A shock to the system that will likely result in damage even if the temp stays above 40F tonight.

Wind may be our salvation, but dew points/relative humidty are desiccating.  Afraid of watering but risk moisture deprivation  :o   Any advice?

LA : 58/45  

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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The Cycad Center Fallbrook

9:00 PM

27.3 at the house and 24.2 down the hill

BIG  SALE NEXT WEEK

We're moving to our place in Queensland!!!!!!

Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Jack,

Great pictures! Been there, done that....but never again!! :D

Bo-Göran

Leilani Estates, 25 mls/40 km south of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i. Elevation 880 ft/270 m. Average rainfall 140 inches/3550 mm

 

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2145...29 degrees, and like Bruce, certainly much colder down in the field nursery. Looks like 10 or more hours in the mid to lower 20's. I'm toast...

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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That chug pic is funny Jack!

21:45 (9:45pm)  36.1F

9 miles due east of Downtown SD

Elevation: 427 feet

Topography: Flat

Generally, on these cold dry nights the temp drops about 7-10 degrees from 10:00pm til the morning low.  Archontophoenix, Roystonea, Ptychosperma, Caryota, Coccothrinax, Ravenea riv., Woodyetia, Bismarckia & Phoenix are not covered.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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We actually had a breeze pick up in the last hour, and some cloud cover, raised the temp from 35F to 40F @ 2200

December already saw 31, 32, 32, and plenty of nights below 40, like to catch a break the next few nights.

Steve, let us know how those Parajubs fare.

Greg in Lake Forest, CA

Zone 10

Occasional frost

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Hey Greg, I saw the same thing with the temp.  It was at 36.5 out in the open, and now its up to 39 at 22:22.

David Vogelsang

OC, California

Zone 10a

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This "bounce back" happens often.  I always wonder why.  I'm up a couple of degrees too.  It will get colder eventually though.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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It's already 35F in Granada Hills, potted stuff is pulled under overhangs, but nothing is really covered. I'm deciding still weather to put some covers over stuff. I'm at work right now, but when I get home, I'll have to see what the situation is like in person.

According to the weather station two blocks away from the house, winds are averaging 15MPH - 20. So I'm hoping that'll help stuff out.

I have roof damage from high winds a couple of weeks ago, and it tore my cable line. The cable company can't repair it until the roof is repaired. So when I leave work in a few, I'll be forumless for a couple of days. So good luck everybody, hope we're all okay on Monday.

Scott

San Fernando Valley, California

Sunset Climate Zone 18

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Those are great shots!

how do those mastercard commercials go    PRICELESS!!

Hope everyones temps rebound and no one tests out the cold hardiness of all those palms out yalls way!

Hate to hear these dire things as your cold air is headed our way and I dont think the weather guessers have a clue.

Allen

Galveston Island Tx

9a/9b

8' Elevation

Sandy Soil

Jan Avgs 50/62

Jul Avgs 80/89

Average Annual Rainfall 43.5"

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We had a rise in temps as well.

We hit 26.8 at the house at 10:30 but now at 11:30 is is up to 32.0

I'll take that!!!!!!!

Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Midnight here in San Marcos and it's 34F at the coldest spot in my yard...and it's been 34F since 6:30 pm....

hasn't changed a bit...hope it doesn't get any colder.

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2:00AM temps remain above 40F as far north as parts of the Bay Area with even some inland valleys [ie Concord] in the 40's due to wind.

Wind has moved in over many parts of the state & is mixing the cold air.  Those who are seeing rises are likely in wind or near enough to it to benefit.  Even if the wind drops off/dies soon it has significantly undercut the arctic air mass; at least until Sunday morning.  That bone-dry desiccating off shore wind does a number on palms/plants, as we know, but nothing compared to the damage a frost brings.

Hip hip hurrah for the santa ana's  :D

Current temp: 43.7F @ 2:25AM

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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0500...light winds, 37 degrees. Thats the good news. The bad news? NWS has changed the forecast for Sat nights low to 18 degrees....

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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0530 - no wind here, -1C (30F) right now...

Jack Sayers

East Los Angeles

growing cold tolerant palms halfway between the equator and the arctic circle...

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1 down, a couple to go.

The light breeze and cloud cover saved our area.

40F @ 0500, only a mild low of 35F

Greg in Lake Forest, CA

Zone 10

Occasional frost

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My official low here in my protected pocket of the Bay Area was 29F.  I can deal with that.

 San Francisco Bay Area, California

Zone 10a

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(Kathy @ Jan. 13 2007,09:43)

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My official low here in my protected pocket of the Bay Area was 29F.  I can deal with that.

Kathy-

Is this the station near you?

http://www.wunderground.com/weather....ABRENT4

Sure looks better than one a bit north---

http://www.wunderground.com/weather....AOAKLE3

There are several others in the area as well--

http://www.wunderground.com/weather....AANTIO5

http://www.wunderground.com/weather....AOAKLE2

http://www.wunderground.com/weather....ADISCO2

Weatherunderground.com rocks!

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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Yes, Larry, that would probably be the closest.  The terrain around here is so variable that even a few blocks can gain one a different temperature.  Yet as I've indicated before, I tend to get the same readings all over my lot.

A couple miles away, Patrick in Oakley has probably come up with very different temps.

 San Francisco Bay Area, California

Zone 10a

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Low of 29f in Riverside. I brought my pots inside.. no frost... must have been wind. Its 34 now at 7:00 am.

Dave

 

Riverside, CA Z 9b

1700 ft. elevation

approx 40 miles inland

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It only got to 41 here in La Mesa (12:36); woke up to some very nice cloud cover, breeze, and 45 at 6 AM.  Wrapped my bottles in christmas lights and then blankets, stayed warm and toasty all night.

One down, two to go.

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Jack, and Burt (on other thread) great job.  worked till 9PM, no energy to move 150+ pots, threw out sheets for the first time ever!!

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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Lowest temp was the 26 degrees at 10:30

It was up to 34 at 6 am with no frost.

Now for tonight

Now living the life in Childers, Queensland.

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Those who are about to die...salute you (gladiator speak)

I feel like I'm marching towards certain death tonight...oh well

It was snowing in Escondido at 0900 this a/m.

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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Jack,

That is a great photo.  

Good luck with the cold tonight.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Well, since the forecast tonite is for colder. I moved most of my expensive palms inside. The others are covered by sheets, or shadecloth with light. When I started at 5PM, it was very still, as I was finishing around 6:15 I noted the breezes kicking up.  I also sprayed all my foliage down today as the Sun was out, around 1 PM.  Heres hoping and praying..  :D

Oh yes, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, I want Hawaii weather!!!

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 13 2007,18:34)

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Well, since the forecast tonite is for colder. I moved most of my expensive palms inside. The others are covered by sheets, or shadecloth with light. When I started at 5PM, it was very still, as I was finishing around 6:15 I noted the breezes kicking up.  I also sprayed all my foliage down today as the Sun was out, around 1 PM.  Heres hoping and praying..  :D

Oh yes, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, I want Hawaii weather!!!

I have only noticed one degree of cold protection for 70% shade cloth with frost able to form under it.  You might need to suppliment more.  Hope this helps your protection strategy.

Robert

Madera, CA (central San Joaquin valley)

9A

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