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Re: Extreme cold
Posted by Tommy Nashville-Miami on 1/2/2018, 4:19 am, in reply to "Extreme cold "
I have never seen so many single-digit lows forecast in one week in my entire life. I expect complete defoliation on any windmills not near the house- probably death on smallest windmills (I don't protect anything). At least 80% defoliation of S. birmingham. Needles and minors will be ok. Louisianas will probably have some problems as they are all planted on the north side in open wind. Palmettos are planted in great locations and for some reason, didn't even defoliate during the last polar vortexes. This time, at least 70% defoliation I would think.
No one is outside. People are not going in to work. My pipes are frozen despite leaving them dripping. This is torture. Our normal low is 30 degrees warmer then what was forecast tonight. Our normal high was 30 degrees warmer than what we made it to today.
I bet my S. bermudana dies after 20 years in the ground. Chinese fan palm- pretty good chance of death despite being very close to the house. Right now, at 3am, it's 7F.
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