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Re: Internet weather forecasts

Also, makes a difference if you are near a fairly good sized body of
water...we frequently don't get the earliest or hardest freezes in the fall.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Tony Veca <romans8@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/04/2003 11:09:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Internet weather forecasts
> on 10/4/03 10:32 AM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> > when there is a wind, frost will not form.
> In CA. when I had to watch for frost for our azalea crop, we kept an eye
> for wind, breezes, clouding. That's where the orange groves got into wind
> machines. A lot depended on dew point also. The more moisture you had the
> less damage. Anything that freezes gives off heat. When the heat is gone,
> freeze. If too much moisture, ie, watering to much will force all the heat
> from the ground. On the other hand, when it's extremely dry, the frost
> it's worst damage by freezing the moisture in the plant hence splitting
> occurs. This I have experienced. Being on low ground is colder. The cold
> being heavier will settle into low pockets. Also the duration of the
> determines amount of damage.  Ex: If freeze comes in at 3 -4 a.m. it's
> likely to have severe damage. But if it hits around midnight or earlier,
> there will be prolonged damage.
> Avocado growers try to plant on the higher elevations because the cold air
> flows down & doesn't have much chance to settle on the trees. Lemons are
> more tender than oranges. Growers try to plant them in least frost areas.
> Tony Veca  <>< 
> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> Vancouver, WA  USA
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