Did you see the forecast?

cynthianovakNovember 24, 2013

Yikes! 22 on Wed night for Arlington. How did that happen, last I looked ahead it was going to warm up and the lows were only 28. I hope they are wrong. c

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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Yeah, early forecasts didn't even have us breaking 32 degrees in the Addison area this week - latest are putting lows in the 23 to 28 range on Wednesday. At least we ought to have some nice piles of leaves for Thanksgiving.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 12:44PM
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sunnysa(8)

We already have a nice pile of leaves.... They're everywhere, lol.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 1:46PM
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beachplant(9b)

they have issued frost warnings on the coast for T-day morning, freeze warnings in Houston. BAH! Too early to be this cold!
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 5:03PM
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cynthianovak

Tally
I do not wish you what we have here in DFW today. :+(

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 5:31PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

It does seem that winter came earlier than usual. At least, plants had been exposed to cold weather enough times to adapt and get ready for the cold months unlike December of 2005 when we went from 90s to low to mid 10s in matter of days.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 6:49PM
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wally_1936(8b)

Colorado will be in the 50's by Turkey day so I am looking forward to it pushing this weather farther east soon.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 1:12PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I woke up to ice on all my cactus yesterday on Monday. The ones still out there are from OK, NM , and TX so they SHOULD be OK. I better get my frost covers on tonight on other stuff. I have some aloe blooms on my hardy aloes pushing out.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 10:34AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

I hope the cacti make it Mara, that's a neat picture!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 12:48PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

We had 2 3/4 " of rain and the ice got washed off pretty quickly later in the morning. Their soil is try fast draining. !/4 mile away there was no ice. Weird.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 5:31PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Got 2 1/2" of rain out of it. Water in the birdbath got frozen. It is rather early even where I used to live. I wonder how that will affect my shantung maples for their fall color which doesn't seem to be looking good so far.My Montezuma cypress trees are still green so so far, so cool with majority of bald cypress trees turning color right now.

We got lucky. If the temperature had gotten a couple degrees colder... what a nightmare it'd be with that much rain...

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 10:51PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

The cypress trees were bent over with ice a bit. And at 8:30 am, there were christmas balls of ice hanging off every oak leaf. The freezing rain fell at night. I could hear the difference, but the rain in the day melted it all. I am at just under 1400' altitude up here. I drove out early and just 1/4 mile away, the Ice stopped.

I have seen 3/4" ice around everything and trees snapping like rifle shots. I am grateful that this was a friendly icing. The cactus are fine. Another time the freezing rain went on for three days and trees were falling over because the ground was so wet and the ice was holding the water in and it was not flowing down hill.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 11:12PM
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