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Jay

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What a difference a year makes
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:05 AM »
Wow, is everyone going through a winter like we are in Northern Vermont?

Last year at this time we had lots of snow on the ground and the temps were pretty much steady in the below freezing range. I had seen my driveway plowed 14 times and the skiing was great. The trees were very happy in their winter homes.

This year has seen minimal snow, at the moment not all of my yard is covered. The temps have been like a Yo-yo, Last Monday it was negative 17 when I got up, this morning it is 40 and raining.  I've only seen the plow 3 times and the mountain has been extremely short on skiing. As for the trees, they seem happy.

What is your experience this winter?


Jay
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 09:05 AM »
Is it winter? The temps dropped below 32', only three times in Dec., and only twice in Jan..  The trees are doing good, most in the greenhouse, and I'm about to pick brussels sprouts and cauliflower from the garden. That's pretty cool. Larry
 

Dave Murphy

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 02:35 PM »
Very mild winter here in N. GA...only a handful of hard freezes so far...crocuses are flowering...re-potted some palmatums over the weekend...80$ heating bill for December ;D.
 

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 02:46 PM »
We've had no real cold or snow here in Va. Only a handful of nights below 25 and more than a handful of days over 50--some approaching 65..I'm extremely worried about early bud break and subsequent freezes come Feb...
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 08:36 PM »
Really mild here in Michigan.  I can't stand it.  We need the cold to be consistent.  People like mild, but the trees may suffer as a result.
 

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 09:02 PM »
In Sydney Australia, most days have been around 25 Dec C and we have only had a few days over 30. Usually We get High 20's for about 3 months and about 1/2 the days are over 30 Deg!
In Western / South Australia, it is the opposite and many days well over 40 Deg C

Weird weather here too ???

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Jim Doiron

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 09:08 PM »
I was walking around today with a t-shirt on.  At one point I even thought to myself, "I can't believe I'm comfortable in at-shirt at the end of January." It's crazy. 
 

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 07:43 AM »
It does seem that the entire weather pattern has shifted. I almost think that we are seeing the seasons of my youth coming 2 to 4 weeks later. And (in general) they appear milder than in the past.

The other day I read a piece on Lake Champlain( 125 miles long and up to 14 miles wide) and how it no longer freezes sold from NY to VT. Looking at the chart I saw how there always were years it didn't but they were few and far between. Now, it is a rare year that it does.

My trees 'seem' to be happy, I will adjust.

Jay
 

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Re: What a difference a year makes
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 07:16 AM »
it was 84 in my bonsai yard today. I LOVE LA!