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 Winter won't quit! 
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Post Winter won't quit!
Today's (3/27) temperatures at 6 AM. Man, would Old Man Winter give it up already?!

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My thermometer read 0.5 C this morning and there was crystalline frost in the vegetable patch across the road again. Yesterday the surrounding mountains had a mantle of snow after an overnight storm, though it melted in the afternoon sun. Currently we are getting temperatures more in line with February, not late March. The effect has been that all the winter flowering plants have bloomed later than normal while later blooming plants are more or less flowering on time. Odd winter that just won't give up.

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Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:45 pm
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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Here, winter tried one final (unusually late) push around 8/9th March, but spring has now won the battle. Overnight lows of 12-15C, and days in the low 20s. The plants (and I) are loving it!

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Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:42 am
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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Tom,
it seems your bad luck sticks with you.

Here it almost feels like early summer, with a +25°C during the last days. We have sunshine fo over a week now, no clouds on the blue sky and the coldest nights were well above freezing. The air is filled with the strong scent of the wild cherries (Prunus avium) which are in full flower now. All the coming days will be in between +15 and +18°C and on the weekend nearing the 25°C again.


Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:14 pm
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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
If it helps Tom we dropped to -0.4 C this week though we have been around 16 C in the day except for last weekend, obviously because we are not at work, cold miserable and 7 C.. :lol:


Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:01 pm
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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Hi All,

Here in South Africa, were still experiancing summer temps here. We should have started cooling down already, but the temps are still high. What I noticed is that we had an unusually cool January and February (Which is our hottest part of the year) and now the temps seem to have come back with a vengeance! So it seems as if summer is late by two months!

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What are your winter temps like, Craig?

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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Finally, winter seems to be letting go a bit. And yet the low temperatures have been consistently below 10 degrees - today is an exception - 16 C when I got up. Still, this is the coldest start to a new year for many, many years:

Average Temperature (Jan/Feb/March/April) :
Normal ('71-2000) (6.4 6.9 9.9 14.8 )
2011 (3.8 8.2 8.8 13.5 ( as of 4/15)

So in a normal year the four month average should be around 9.5 C, but so far this year the three and a half month average is 8.6 C. Back in mid 80's there were a string of cold winters. The coldest year recorded then was '84 coming in a 7.7 C for the same four month period.

The upshot is that plants I've been growing out in the garden that looked like good bets are now looking pretty fried or in some cases out and out dead. :cry:

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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Not bad guys, but are your plants looking like these unfortunate's from somewhere in Northern Ireland.
This is what -16° to -18°c does to 'trachycarpus fortunei and Phormium tenax'

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Trachycarpus fortunei


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Well at the end its not the average weather but the extreme weather what determins what you can grow or not in the long term.

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Dave,
Our average Winter temps are 10 to 12 C minimum to 24 C Maximum in winter.


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Winter wont leave us either. Sub zero temps again tonight!


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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Craig Gibbon wrote:
Dave,
Our average Winter temps are 10 to 12 C minimum to 24 C Maximum in winter.

Well thats no winter, that a pretty good Dutch summer!

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Post Re: Winter won't quit!
Tom Velardi wrote:
Today's (3/27) temperatures at 6 AM. Man, would Old Man Winter give it up already?!

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My thermometer read 0.5 C this morning and there was crystalline frost in the vegetable patch across the road again. Yesterday the surrounding mountains had a mantle of snow after an overnight storm, though it melted in the afternoon sun. Currently we are getting temperatures more in line with February, not late March. The effect has been that all the winter flowering plants have bloomed later than normal while later blooming plants are more or less flowering on time. Odd winter that just won't give up.


I only just looked at this weather section for the first time. Were that it were only 2011 again this winter! Our winter being mostly "mild" was made up for by 40 hours straight of freezing temperatures in January bottoming at -4C. The pits!


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