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To those who know their local frost dates...

Posted by farmerjude (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 14, 09 at 14:20

I have just finished up a web application for looking up your local frost dates based on the National Climatic Data Center's freeze/frost data. I have checked out everything for my area and it looks good to me.

To those of you who generally know the frost dates for your area, would you give my "Frost Date Finder" a go and see if it checks out for where you are?

Here's the link:
http://www.moongardencalendar.com/mgc/index.cfm/apps/frostdates

Thanks so much for your help!

-Jude


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RE: To those who know their local frost dates...

YOU DID AN ALL-FULL LOT OF WORK FOR WHICH YOU SHOULD BE COMMENDED. ALTHOUGH THE DATA YOU SITE IS CORRECT, THE SITES USED ARE 2O SOME MILES FOR MY HOME AND AT A MUCH HIHGER ELEVATION. THE STATION SITED IS ON A HIGH OPEN MESA WHICH IS SUBJECT TO WIDER TEMPERATURE VARIATION THAN AT MY HOME. FOR THIS REASON THE DATA USED DOES NOT TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THE MANY MICROCLIMATES IN THIS AREA.

I FIND THE DATA AVAILABLE AT 'INTELLICAST. COM' IS MUCH MORE ACCURATE ALONG WITH MY OWN RECORDS.

I HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK.


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RE: To those who know their local frost dates...

Thanks so much for the feedback and the props. I will be adding a Page FAQ at some point soon, and I will make a mention to call your local Extension office for better info about your specific location. And I will also include some info on micro-climates.

And thanks for the link, too. I hadn't come across intellicast before. Tomorrow I will dig in and see if they offer a web service I can use on the calendar for user-specific forecasts :D

-Jude


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