Freeze/Frost forecast map

franknjimApril 4, 2012

This is the map that I have been keeping a close eye on. This picture will update throughout the day as things change. With so many hosta leafed out I am going to prepare for a few nights of lows predicted at 35 and 36 for the next week.

Mother Nature can be cruel.

Here is a link that might be useful: Intellicast Weather

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Thanks for the map, Frank. We have two nights of 32 degree weather forecast for Thursday and Friday night. I'm still covering those few that have elongated eyes.

Steve

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 12:41PM
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franknjim

I have about 180 up and unfurling. My biggest giant and Empress Wu will take sheets to cover. Some will take garbage cans but most will get covered with everything from 1 gallon to 30 gallon pots. Then there's the 60 new ones in pots, many flats of annuals, lots of pots and hanging baskets of annuals that will go in the garage and in the house. My local forecast predicts 38 as the lowest low for this next 7 days. My fingers are crossed that I won't have to do anything.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 1:04PM
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linda_p(Z 5, NW IL)

Thanks, Frank! At the moment they're predicting 35 here tonight, and 33 tomorrow night. I have at least 400+ up and unfurled, and no way on earth to cover them all. Sure hoping that my hilltop location saves me once again.

Linda P

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 3:34PM
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bernd ny zone5

My Friday night forecast is 27, tonight 31 dgrs. That's why none of my hostas even thinks to leaf out. My magnolia tries to show pink buds again, after previous ones got frozen at 22 a week or so ago.
Bernd

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 8:48AM
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Josh Spece

It was too good to be true...

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 9:22AM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

Wow, I am sitting right on the line for the frost..Only morning will tell me which side of that line !

Every old pot,garbage can and cooler is doing its duty.. I HOPE !

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 11:50PM
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CindyCRNA(6a)

According to the map, we are on the edge of a frost line for tomorrow but it is currently 60 degrees here at 8:30 pm. Still, our local forecast is 41 for tonight. As long as it doesn't drop further!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 9:25PM
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bernd ny zone5

The light blue area not necessarily is accurate. Tonight and Monday night and for the next 10 days we are at more than 40 dgrs here in zone 5 of upstate NY.
Bernd

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 9:35AM
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franknjim

I don't think there has ever been any weather forecaster that has always been correct. I have never had much faith in them. I never count on their predictions for rain.

I think my aching bones do a pretty good job letting me know when a storm is coming! lol

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 6:03PM
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CindyCRNA(6a)

I want to kill myself!! My hostas are are knee high! Well, some are!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 8:56PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

Its getting harder and harder to cover some of them.. and we are deep in the freeze tonight...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 9:45PM
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CindyCRNA(6a)

Leafwatcher, I don't know about you but we didn't freeze but are hovering close to the line. Did you freeze?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 6:22PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

I didn't even bother to uncover mine from last night, the temps were not very warm today and I got home late from work, so at least I don't have to go out there tonight. Hoping it doesn't get any colder than the forecast of 33.

Karen

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 7:38PM
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