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Re: Florida Freezes.

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Florida Freezes.
  • From: "Francesca R. Thoolen" <irisgirl@attbi.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 17:52:46 -0800

I guess we all have our pluses and minuses!


----- Original Message -----
From: <BigAlligator@aol.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 5:42 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Florida Freezes.

> In a message dated 2/6/02 8:19:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> irisgirl@attbi.com writes:
> << I always thought of Florida as being nomally free of freezes, >>
> Francesca,
>      Most of Florida is subject to freezes, but the frequency and severity
> decreases as one goes farther south.  Freezes can occur in Miami, but are
> extremely rare that far down.  Here, they are to be expected where I am,
> about 100 miles north of Tampa, and about 20 miles southwest of Ocala.
>      Topography and air currents also contribute to our freezes.  I am in
> range of low rolling hills, and these hills are colder at night.  Also,
> during cooler weather, the air currents come off the Gulf of Mexico, which
> makes our evening temperature drop fast, then at dusk, the wind dies,
> up for radiational cooling.  We can get a freeze when nobody else does.
>      There is a good side to this, because plants like Redbuds, Dogwoods,
> Holly, and even some types of Hosta will grow here.
> Mark A. Cook
> BigAlligator@aol.com
> Dunnellon, Florida.
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