I know that this is a warm winter but I was not expecting this in Feb!!

Bullwinkle

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I know this sounds crazy but there is a 10-20% chance that we might get a tropical
Storm passing here tomorrow.A new invest 90L has formed to our southwest and will be passing over us either as bad weather or tropical or subtropical storm monday.Let us see what happens.Info copied from Dr Masters weather underground site is below.
For those who do not know this, Weather Underground is the best Tropical site by a wide margin to follow during hurricane season.No hyping like Accuweather,just great info.
 
I keep reminding myself its February.
 

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Croton & Palm Foreplay in the Scott Land! ;)

Very nice wave of rain started hitting the Moose Land at 4:00 am. The pelting on the roof woke me up. Looks like another large wave down in the upper Keys is heading this way next. :D

Its friggin Feb. 7th! I cannot ever recall a system moving in from the south like this at this time of year. :eek:
 

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Absolutely pouring up here .Over 3 ins in 24 hours.These tropical systems are great for my plants.I have to check my calendar again ??Did I just say tropical system in Feb??
 
Well - we got to remind ourselves that it is February, this morning temps should bring back the reality. Forecasting proved to be spot on here.

Monitoring my temps:

3:00 am - 54F
4:00 am - 53F
5:00 am - 52F
6:00 am - 50F

Winds are 13 mph, gusting to 26 mph. These winds negate any micro-clime warmth retention created by a canopy. Does provide some protection from wind damage. Pretty thick cloud cover observed, kept temps from going any lower.

Forecast: Today - Temps to rise to 63 F by 3:00 pm.

Tomorrow 50F overnight low 70F the high

Basically a typical February cold front. Couple of days of cold then temps return to a comfortable zone for our plants. Hopefully you guys in central and Tampa Bay areas are experiencing the same just only 10 degrees less. See Ft. Myers reporting 40F - seems that a freeze was avoided.

Lets hear what your garden temps experienced?
 
Ron, did you get any sleep last night? 48 here in the 'Springs at 8 o'clock. Not just the cold but that dry wind is going to get to all those new buds just starting to emerge. I remember a March 28 freeze here in S Fla.
 
this is true....but still. I haven't had a chance to belly ache this year yet LOL

05:11 40.5 °F - 22.0 °F 30.25in NNE 3.0mph - 48% - 0 watts/m^2
05:26 39.8 °F 36.2 °F 21.0 °F 30.25in NW 5.0mph - 48% - 0 watts/m^2
05:41 39.1 °F 35.4 °F 20.0 °F 30.26in NNW 5.0mph - 46% - 0 watts/m^2
05:56 38.6 °F - 21.0 °F 30.27in NW 3.0mph - 50% - 0 watts/m^2
06:11 38.1 °F 32.3 °F 20.0 °F 30.27in North 8.0mph - 49% - 0 watts/m^2
06:26 37.2 °F - 18.0 °F 30.28in NNW 3.0mph - 46% - 0 watts/m^2
06:41 36.5 °F - 18.0 °F 30.29in NW 3.0mph - 47% - 0 watts/m^2
06:56 35.9 °F - 18.0 °F 30.30in NNW 2.0mph - 48% - 0 watts/m^2
07:41 35.1 °F 29.2 °F 18.0 °F 30.32in NNW 7.0mph - 51% - 26 watts/m^2
08:12 35.2 °F - 18.0 °F 30.34in NNW 1.0mph - 49% - 188 watts/m^2
08:26 36.0 °F - 18.0 °F 30.35in NNW 2.0mph - 48% - 248 watts/m^2
 
We have had a very dry 2012. Since Jan. 1, we have had a total rainfall of .42 inches of rain. It was in the low 40's this AM with o windchill of 36. Our wind is gusting up to 25 mph and we'll be lucky to make 60 today!
 
I was not expecting new growth in Feb!
 

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