La Nina

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by koki, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. koki

    koki Active Member

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    I spoke with a weather expert at NWS in Ruskin about a repeat of last year's cold winter. She said with La Nina in place we should have a warmer and drier winter. Good news! Time to plant some crotons.
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I hope the news of a warmer Winter pans out. But I do not put any faith in the long term outlook forcasts. Here if a funny true story of a forcast from years ago in Richmond VA. The weather man had forcast partly cloudy with lows around 30f. The next morning the area awoke to 6" of snow. That evening on the news he said " I received a few calls today to come shovel the 6" of partly cloudy off the walks, and clean the partly cloudy of their cars".:p
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Toby,

    This is good news.

    Remember though, that just about any winter in our history was warmer than last year. The NWS, like any government institution, can be very diplomatic when making a statement like that. 11 consecutive cold days instead of last year's 12 would be "warmer". Anyway, I'm sure it won't be nearly as bad as last year.

    Ray
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Since this post the Florida weather has turned delightful for us, but windy and dry for the plants. Normal!
    Wish we'd have at least one day of good rain every 10 days! Pretty sure I'll be schlepping the hose around for the next 6 months now. I'd rather have predictable than last years winter though!
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    So much for the expert opinion. Who would have thought just two months ago what we were in store for? :eek:
     

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