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Old 05-08-2016, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Thanks! The Weather challenge of this year is the constant clouds and November like temps. Today makes 7 days in a row now with clouds, not even a poke or peak of the sun.


Yes about the historic cold. Thats for first 5 days of May. Here is an update on Hartford for first 6 days of May. They finally broke mid 50s yesterday but ............ //www.city-data.com/forum/43972755-post4165.html
Don't remember which year, (the 2,000s) I didn't put the tomatoes out until the end of June. It was sweater weather for me all month--rainy, chilly. My two new shrubs loved it, though.

I had half an hour of sun today! Yay!
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Don't remember which year, (the 2,000s) I didn't put the tomatoes out until the end of June. It was sweater weather for me all month--rainy, chilly. My two new shrubs loved it, though.

I had half an hour of sun today! Yay!
End of June? I forget where you live (You don't have location in your header) but that would be a rare thing for this area. End of May would be the furthest limit.


On a similar note.... How cold has the 1st week of May been? Well, you have to go back to 1917 for a colder max temp average for Hartford, NYC, and Boston!


I haven't started hardening off yet. How can I with outside temps in the 50s all the time? Should get some 60s this week though. I'd like to do a 2 week harden off process. That puts me past May 20th for ground transplant!
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:31 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Don't remember which year, (the 2,000s) I didn't put the tomatoes out until the end of June. It was sweater weather for me all month--rainy, chilly. My two new shrubs loved it, though.

I had half an hour of sun today! Yay!
2002-2003 sounds about right. I remember a very chilly summer. One of the boys was having a pool party for his BD in August. Too chilly to swim even for the young lads.

El Nio and La Nia Years and Intensities
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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2002-2003 sounds about right. I remember a very chilly summer. One of the boys was having a pool party for his BD in August. Too chilly to swim even for the young lads.

El Nio and La Nia Years and Intensities


For May, 2005 had a cooler May than 2003 over Long Island.


Since we still have 3 weeks left we wont know what this year will end up as. But using the first week of May so far, For Islip, It's the 3rd coldest 1st week of May (records only since 1984). 1987 and 2005 had a colder 1st week of May.


As far as Summer's Average temp (June-July-August), 2004 was Islip's 2nd coldest summer.


If El Nino type atmosphere keeps continuing it could be another cool summer. If La Nina hurrys up it could be a very dry hot one.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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For May, 2005 had a cooler May than 2003 over Long Island.


Since we still have 3 weeks left we wont know what this year will end up as. But using the first week of May so far, For Islip, It's the 3rd coldest 1st week of May (records only since 1984). 1987 and 2005 had a colder 1st week of May.

As far as Summer's Average temp (June-July-August), 2004 was Islip's 2nd coldest summer.


If El Nino type atmosphere keeps continuing it could be another cool summer. If La Nina hurrys up it could be a very dry hot one.
Could very well have been 2004. I'm lucky I remember what happened yesterday, let alone twelve years ago.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:59 AM
 
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Could very well have been 2004. I'm lucky I remember what happened yesterday, let alone twelve years ago.
Yeah, good call there. I am bad with dates unless it was something historic or extreme like Hurricane Sandy or post Christmas blizzard.


Looking at that 2004 year.


May was pretty normal. Started off coolish then Mostly 60s. Bunch of 70s. Couple of 80s.
June was below normal. Mostly 70s. 9 days in the 80s. No 90s.
July was below normal. 12 days in 70s. rest in 80s. No 90s. Dropped to 59-62° few times
August was below normal. Mostly 70s. 12 days in the 80s. No 90s. Hit low 50s couple of times. 51° August 8, 2004. Wow!
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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That's it; August 8th 2004 was the day of his party!
It was a grey nasty day. Everyone was bundled up because it was an outside party.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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End of June?
I put them in 1 gallon pots and moved them a lot. They were on the deck when it was nice enough, the porch when they were saturated and it wouldn't stop raining. I took them in a number of times, too.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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Well that settles it. It was 2003, 2004 or 2005.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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so you tilled with a shovel? Can you explain more potatoes (im new to them this year).

My tomatoes are growing well but my strawberries havent sprouted and neither has anything else yet
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