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Re: Meteorological Winter Midpoint - My 7a Location Enjoying an 8b Winter
As a meteorologist, I had to chime in! I also noted the midwinter week this week! Yay!
Salt Lake City has had an interesting cold season.... as a zone 7A climate, we have not had anything below 20°F (during winter). However, we had anomalously COLD conditions in late October. Three consecutive records were broken for low temperatures (22, 17, 14°F) at the end of the month! Since then, we've only bottomed out at 20°F five times or so.
I hope that the weather pattern holds thru January... I would be fine with a rare Zone 8 season!
Only 47 days until Meteorological Spring! We've got three W. Filifera, four Trachy Fortunei, two sabal minors, a Pindo, and yuccas/agave here at our relatively newer home in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
Happy New Year and happy palm tree growing this 2020!
Centerville, UT: 4,347' MSL, Zone 7a.
Jan: 39F/22F Jul: 91F/63F.
H20/yr: 19" (65" snow).