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New Florida Winter Outlook


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Some photographic evidence of a mild South Florida winter. Yummy, yummy!

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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According to the Climate Prediction Center, Florida has a very good likelihood of below normal temperatures from March 24 - 31. Could we see 40's in April?? May?? August??

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Once the hot season sets in here, I'll take below normal temps anytime. This would most likely occur do to a very wet rainy season, like last year. Either way, I will take it.

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And no rain predicted for the next 3 weeks.

"If you need me, I'll be outside" -Randy Wiesner Palm Beach County, Florida Zone 10Bish

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What part of Orlando do you live in ??? My fiancee lives in Altamonte Springs near 436/434 intersection and had 40F and she is in an open area that is a cold pocket, she lives at the bottom of a slope so the cold drains there. At the top of the slope someone planted a young coconut 2 years ago and it looks fine.

I am near the corner of Maitland Blvd and Rose Ave. Three thermometers later I stopped suspecting the thermometer's accuracy and settled with the fact that I can experience in excess of 10°F COLDER than the warmest parts of downtown, and I'm not too far away to the north west. Now, I still have observed MANY parts of Orlando with the same lows as mine, as reported in wunderground. For example, a station in College Park, one in Alafaya, and for the lowest this winter (and record breaking), Orlando International Airport (to the surprise of many posters in this thread).

My thermometer transmitter sits about 10 ft from the western wall of the house, under a small (about 10') viburnum bush, and about 4' from the ground. I have observed that location is critical, and only about 20' away I have gotten no lower than low 40s this winter, inside the pool enclosure. I suspect that if I move the transmitter the other way (west) even further away from the house, towards the street, it may be even colder due to more exposure to the sky.

Frank

 

Zone 9b pine flatlands

humid/hot summers; dry/cool winters

with yearly freezes

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I welcome the cooler than normal weather as I still have some winter clean up work (removal of dead vegetation, oak leaves clean up, etc.) to do, plus lots of palm planting. The brutal heat will be here soon enough and I want to get most of this work done before the really hot weather arrives.

It's dry as dust here now. Hot weather would only exacerbate the already dry soil. As a result I have to do lots of hand watering so as to maximize palm and plant growth.

Mad about palms

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And no rain predicted for the next 3 weeks.

looks like rain now in some areas...

Formerly in Gilbert AZ, zone 9a/9b. Now in Palmetto, Florida Zone 9b/10a??

 

Tom Blank

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We've been getting light rain since noon, about 1/2" so far. And so needed. Possiblity of rain off/on for the next 2 days.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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We've been getting light rain since noon, about 1/2" so far. And so needed. Possiblity of rain off/on for the next 2 days.

nada here but for a few light spitzes. March has been dry dry dry total rainfall this month is under 1/3".....send it our way! :yay:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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You may have a better chance Wednesday.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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And no rain predicted for the next 3 weeks.

Moose Land is getting a light but constant sprinkling right now - hey it may even get the soil damp. :)

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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Bone dry.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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No rain here either. There is a chance the next few days.

End of March is often the first 90 degree day. Then April and May get hot but no daily rain until June.

Eric

Orlando, FL

zone 9b/10a

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The "rain" we got yesterday didn't even penetrate my canopy. Wet leaves, dry mulch.

"If you need me, I'll be outside" -Randy Wiesner Palm Beach County, Florida Zone 10Bish

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The "rain" we got yesterday didn't even penetrate my canopy. Wet leaves, dry mulch

That's the story of my gardening life.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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VERY dry since early Oct. Rainfall has been so sparse. I'm hopeful tomorrow will prove wet. Let's do the raindance! :rant:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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RAIN this morning !!! About half an inch so far.

Eric

Orlando, FL

zone 9b/10a

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RAIN this morning !!! About half an inch so far.

I got it too, pretty hard. Got soaked on the way to my car :badday::drool::)

Frank

 

Zone 9b pine flatlands

humid/hot summers; dry/cool winters

with yearly freezes

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Rain here too......easily .00000000001". The sprinklers I turned off last night come back on tonight.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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It poured this morning, thundered, lightning.....less than a quarter of an inch. Hose out tomorrow for sure! All the precip in the GOM is dying as it comes ashore. We need some decent rains badly...... :violin:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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Wow an unexpected rain is falling right now. It seems substantial enough to penetrate the canopy and get some moister in my soil !!! :D

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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Rained a bit this morning, then quit. I've been waiting for predicted rain to come in from the Gulf for hours.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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It began raining around 6pm and is still raining now. Mostly lighter with some moderate rain thrown in, but the last hurrah appears to be now at its heaviest. I'd guess about .40" which is better than nothing! Now a chilly late March day and night ahead - again. It appears next week's cold is either moderating or taking more time and not deep as expected because longer range has it up some. Weird march! :yay:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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If there was such a creature as King Kong and he sneezed, that's what we got today.

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There are several mature Wodyetia bifurcata in my neighborhood--that helps determine my zone, right? :blink:

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This thread is done. It is all over till next year. Hasta la vista.

In my post I sometimes express "my" opinion. Warning, it may differ from "your" opinion. If so, please do not feel insulted, just state your own if you wish. Any data in this post is provided 'as is' and in no event shall I be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, damages resulting from accuracy or lack thereof, insult, or any other damages

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Sat and Sun, mid to upper 80s and chance of thunderstorms.

Eric

Orlando, FL

zone 9b/10a

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This thread is done. It is all over till next year. Hasta la vista.

Amen, once I start reading a thread I tend to follow it through, but I kinda keep waiting for this one to die but it never does. Of course no one makes me continue to follow it so its my own fault.

Edited by Xerarch

Corpus Christi, TX, near salt water, zone 9b/10a! Except when it isn't and everything gets nuked.

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Amen, once I start reading a thread I tend to follow it through, but I kinda keep waiting for this one to die but it never does. Of course no one makes me continue to follow it so its my own fault.

This thread die???? Never. I will make sure of it.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Amen, once I start reading a thread I tend to follow it through, but I kinda keep waiting for this one to die but it never does. Of course no one makes me continue to follow it so its my own fault.

This thread die???? Never. I will make sure of it.
Ray, I started a new thread for you.
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Ray, I started a new thread for you.

Well OK. I suppose we can bring this one back in about 9 months.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Well, the upcoming week (school vacation week) is looking to a semi-bummer for any of those coming to FL to go to Disney, water parks, etc.......highs in the upper 60's to low 70's for Orlando and lows 45-50F :-( This is not prime weather for hitting Blizzard Beach as my daughter already had already planned!

Larry 

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

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Winter refuses to go, so is this thread.

Frank

 

Zone 9b pine flatlands

humid/hot summers; dry/cool winters

with yearly freezes

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iT was 44.8F this morning - that is very winter-like! And almost April? Seriously> and they are calling for 3 or 4 days well into the 40's next week. This is ridiculous. However, the AO is anticipated to turn come the following weekend, so perhaps, finally, winter can end? And its my spring break this week. No swimming! :rant:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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AO = Air Overhead?

Almost Ordinary?

All Overboard?

Anymore Olives?

African Ostrich?

Help me. Please help me.

Shirleypt.png

There are several mature Wodyetia bifurcata in my neighborhood--that helps determine my zone, right? :blink:

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So, is winter keeping this thread going, or is this thread keeping winter going??? Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,,

In my post I sometimes express "my" opinion. Warning, it may differ from "your" opinion. If so, please do not feel insulted, just state your own if you wish. Any data in this post is provided 'as is' and in no event shall I be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, damages resulting from accuracy or lack thereof, insult, or any other damages

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AO = Air Overhead?

Almost Ordinary?

All Overboard?

Anymore Olives?

African Ostrich?

Help me. Please help me.

"Arctic Oscillation"

It was low 50s this morning. January weather.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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lol I was not that close. Thanks, PalmatierMeg :wub:

Shirleypt.png

There are several mature Wodyetia bifurcata in my neighborhood--that helps determine my zone, right? :blink:

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