How cold did it get in Brownsville this winter?

coconut_palm(9B/10A)April 19, 2010

I am curious how cold it got in Brownsville and in Harlingen this past winter. Also, I would like to know how the coconut palms and royal palms that are planted in the Lower Rio Grande Valley faired through the winter. Thanks. You can also email me at: mr.coconutpalm@yahoo.com

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jbr999

Brownsville had only 2 nights below freezing, according to this record. They fared much better than places farther East, like LA, AL and FL.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:05PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

According to accuweather.com there were not a lot of freezing nights and the coldest night was 29F. Not bad for brownsville and they definitely got lucky this past winter.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:34PM
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coconut_palm(9B/10A)

Thanks guys for the info. It's good to know that they didn't have it as bad as other areas. Hopefully all the coconut palms there survived.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 12:32AM
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Las_Palmas_Norte(Zone8)

How far down would frost settle along the coastal regions along the Gulf of Mexico?
25°N latitude has got to be about the limit.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 2:25AM
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jbr999

For Las Palmas Norte,

This is from the BBC Weather Centre:

In winter, cold waves or 'northers', can bring near-freezing conditions for a few days to the east coast as far south as Tampico or Veracruz. Snow has fallen as far south as Tampico, which is within the tropics. The west coast is protected from such cold waves by the mountains and plateaux of central Mexico.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 6:35PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

That makes a lot of sense. Im sure that areas directly by the water are warmer, but that side of mexico is not tropical until you reach south of the tropic of cancer line.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 8:14PM
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