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Farmers prepare for cold weather ( Florida )
WINK/CNN ^ | Jan 04, 2012

Posted on 01/04/2012 1:58:33 PM PST by george76

As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers are bracing for potential damage to their crops.


Sorrells says that fog, created through an intricate web of irrigation lines, should raise the temperatures in the groves an estimated 3 to 5 degrees. The water will flow all night into the early morning until the temperatures reach above freezing ... the length of time the oranges and trees remain frozen, and says four hours can damage the fruit and six hours can damage a tree

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: agw; farmers; globalcooling; globalwarming; manatees

1 posted on 01/04/2012 1:58:39 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

We’ve had a nice mild winter here in Michigan so far. We’ve had some cold but nothing for an extended period of time. Supposed to be in the 40s tomorrow.

2 posted on 01/04/2012 2:01:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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Was just two days of a cold blast for the southeast. Every county in Florida this morning had freezing at some point. Cold will vanish for a week. Next blast toward the end of next week. The sun has been cranking now at maximum for quite a few months, but my guess is the AGW proponents wont even acknowledge that fact. We will see some more cold blasts this winter, since the Eastern Pacific is cold, but the sun is still at maximum and will hopefully continue to remain there for as long as possible. Sunspots have been on a roller coaster lately though, with signs that they the maximum might be nearing a possible end, but hopefully that is just a short term trend.

Florida temperatures plummet

3 posted on 01/04/2012 2:26:42 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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It was 17 in Tallahassee this am. Most experts actually said this cold night was good for the fruit.

4 posted on 01/04/2012 2:52:51 PM PST by goseminoles
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It was 23f at sunrise this morning, 10 miles west of St. Augustine. I expect mid 20s tonight.

5 posted on 01/04/2012 3:10:41 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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REALLY cold!

Down in S FL we are mostly concerned with eliminating heat. So I think the cold seems colder.

i.e. no vents in the floor for heat. Heat coming out of the a/c vents in the ceiling is pretty USELESS!

6 posted on 01/04/2012 5:03:43 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S !
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To: goseminoles

Yep. Makes it sweeter. Will see what happens late next week.

7 posted on 01/04/2012 5:24:29 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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