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Postby 4tees » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:31 am

Friday morning we got down to 2 degrees, and down to 6 last night. How cold did you get?
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby Yellow_Dog » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:57 pm

Surprised you didn't get colder at your elevation. I'm at 2470 and we had a low yesterday of 2.6, with a very balmy high of 19.4. Mean temp for the day was 9.5. This morning we got down to 7.0 and an even balmier 33.4 for the high today. The low wind chill yesterday morning was -17.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby 4tees » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:11 am

I think we sometimes get a bit of a temperature moderating effect due to additional air movement because we live within one of the mountain passes between the French Broad river valley and the higher elevations of Haywood county.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby etowah » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:04 pm

4tees wrote:I think we sometimes get a bit of a temperature moderating effect due to additional air movement because we live within one of the mountain passes between the French Broad river valley and the higher elevations of Haywood county.



Last night we got down to 36. At 200 feet altitude, Central Florida. 8)
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby Yellow_Dog » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:56 pm

6 to 66 in 4 days.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby 4tees » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:45 am

yea, we do get some wild temperature swings.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby etowah » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:15 am

4tees wrote:yea, we do get some wild temperature swings.


We did hit 25 in Central Florida, so I watered the citrus trees so the ice would form
to keep it from dropping below 32. The trees came through fine.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby Thomas » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:25 am

I have had the experience of finding it colder in the valleys depending, I suppose, on the relative elevation and wind but we must know, cold air sinks.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby 4tees » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:09 am

Yes it does. I've frequently noticed (when cutting wood behind my house) that the temperature can swing wildly depending on the direction of air movement. When the air suddenly begins coming down the mountain it can go from the mid to upper 40's to near freezing in just a couple of minutes, and then quickly warm again when it changes back to the more usual flow (along the valley) again.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby Yellow_Dog » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:06 am

Being at almost 2500 feet we often see temperature inversions which can be as much as 7 - 8 degrees to areas about a half mile down the road, but 350- 400 feet lower.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby 4tees » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:20 pm

I hope that was the last cold snap this year, it freeze killed the baby leaves on my arctic kiwis and my bloodgood japanese maples :( , hopefully they will regrow. All my other trees and plants seemed to fare well though.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby Yellow_Dog » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:08 pm

Low at my house was 26 on Monday morning, the Japanese Maples don't look so good. If the limb tips were killed this year as they were 2 years ago, they are coming out. There will be no more 'dainty' trees planted to replace them, but something that can deal with a little cold weather in the spring.

In their prime they were beautiful trees, but after the Easter freeze two years ago (got down to 17 then) they have been butt ugly, hopefully filling out this year, or they are gone.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby etowah » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:29 pm

4tees wrote:I hope that was the last cold snap this year, it freeze killed the baby leaves on my arctic kiwis and my bloodgood japanese maples :( , hopefully they will regrow. All my other trees and plants seemed to fare well though.



We left before the cold snap, so I'll assess any damage in May.
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Re: Brrrrrrr!

Postby admin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:05 pm

Yellow_Dog wrote:Being at almost 2500 feet we often see temperature inversions which can be as much as 7 - 8 degrees to areas about a half mile down the road, but 350- 400 feet lower.


We're at about the same elevation and difference here, and consistently notice the same thing. It's also heavily wooded right here, and more agricultural once you hit the paved road, so I'm sure that contributes as well.
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Postby etowah » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:55 pm

etowah wrote:
4tees wrote:I hope that was the last cold snap this year, it freeze killed the baby leaves on my arctic kiwis and my bloodgood japanese maples :( , hopefully they will regrow. All my other trees and plants seemed to fare well though.


Peach blooms in Henderson County have been hurt by the frost:
http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/200 ... /904179882
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