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Jay

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 05:54 PM »
Not at home at the moment... will try and get some out tomorrow...BUT..... I don't think I can top yours
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2013, 08:14 PM »
Nice pictures. It seems unreal.

Very cool.
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2013, 07:08 AM »
Ok, as promised a few pictures of the storm.....
They really don't do it justice but I promised.
Jay
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2013, 11:17 AM »
Good photos, thanks for sharing! It's not easy to get the full scope of an ice storm in a photo, you can only get that feeling in person...at least, that's what I've found.

Chris
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2013, 12:44 PM »
Wow. When you realize those trees are bent over with ice, they do give it justice.

Nice B&W
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2014, 08:14 AM »
Thought I'd update things, and check in on everyone.
Last night the temp bottomed out at negative 19.9 F.
I awoke to negative 15.5. However, we have power and heat.
All is well. We should be warming to the upper teens today and no ice in
The forecast. All bonsai are happy and no additional damage... As of now
To the outside trees in nature.

How are you doing?
Jay
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Jay,
We were a balmy ~-10F this morning, a new low temp record for the date  and the coldest since February 1996. We ran heaters in the polyhouses and got low temps in the houses of about + 13 F. Everything seems nice and relatively toasty (and humid....). Looking for mid twenties this afternoon and 40's tomorrow, Ah, the joys of winter.
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2014, 09:26 AM »
Good to know you folks up in the NE are doing well, and have power... It's all about having power.  Doing fine here, temps are low singles at night, and warming to 20's daytimes.  I am good with that, I hate the warmups myself.  The wind has been a problem for humans, and will only get worse (along with colder temps) for the first part of next week.  I've got the clothes, so I don't care, I love the snow time. :D

heat mats are the bomb.
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2014, 11:18 AM »
Well it sounds like the coldest of the weather has passed. It is in the mid teens (positive) and mostly sunny.
This has been one strange beginning to winter.
Keep well... Keep warm
Stay in touch
Jay
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2014, 04:49 AM »
Forecast for middle Georgia Monday evening is 12 deg F. That's COLD for Georgia - I can't imagine dealing with the temps below zero that you folks up north are dealing with. Good luck!
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 11:16 AM »
Woke up to -16 F, steady 20 mph wind, with gusts to 35 mph. Frostbite time, 4 to 8 minutes unless you can stay out of the wind.

Still, we have had colder here, it just has been over 30 years since we have seen it this cold here. (Between Chicago & Milwaukee)
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2014, 12:10 PM »
Jay,
We were a balmy ~-10F this morning, a new low temp record for the date  and the coldest since February 1996. We ran heaters in the polyhouses and got low temps in the houses of about + 13 F. Everything seems nice and relatively toasty (and humid....). Looking for mid twenties this afternoon and 40's tomorrow, Ah, the joys of winter.

What kinds of plants do you have in those polyhouses? Bonsai, stock/nursery plants? I have most of my trees in a heated shelter in my barn where I can maintain temps of 27 or higher, but there was some overflow left in the barn...where it got down to 12 or 13 one night. The overflow is larger nursery stock so it should be OK...but those kinds of temps on unprotected pots make me a little nervous.

Actual outside temperature got down to -9 one night, which is about as cold as we've had in the 10 years we've lived here. May have a repeat tonight or tomorrow night.

Chris
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 02:23 PM »
21 F this AM with snow showers...-15 to -30 F windchills an hour north of Atlanta... single digits tomorrow morning...better then -16 F for sure!
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2014, 03:46 PM »
As someone who isn't used to (and is completely disinterested in ever having again) these kinds of temperatures, what extra precautions do I need to do to ensure my trees have adequate protection.  The low here is 8°F tonight/tomorrow morning.
 

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Re: So the weather outside is chilly.....
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 05:16 PM »
Right now my trees are in a small mini poly greenhouse. The temperatures tomorrow will be in the low 10s F. The greenhouse isn't heated. It just provides protection from the wind. Your recommendations for tomorrow's weather?