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Old 10-23-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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We are tying the all time record for the most consecutive days without a hard freeze. They consider a hard freeze to be a temp just below 30 (27 maybe?)that remains for 4 or more consecutive hours. The way our long range forecast looks, we will be breaking that record.

My flowers are pretty droopy and a lot of our trees have lost their leaves, but it's just unbelievable how many trees still have leaves on them and that the grass is still green and our flowers aren't totally gone. If this is what global warming is supposed to be~I'LL TAKE IT!
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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Looks like we're getting snow here next week in NH.. we got our hard freeze about 2 or 3 weeks ago..
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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No hard freeze in SD yet? Patterns really are screwing up, we got down in the 30's this morning but no freeze. We may get there in 10 days the way the forecast looks. Right on target for normal.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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We've had temps that hit down to 30 or a bit below and of course, we always have windchills, too. But it's been for very brief periods of time so this is very unusual for us. Last year in the area of the 20th of Oct., we were just getting home from OK. Our trees had no leaves and our flowers were all gone. Your trees were all green with just a few starting to change color just south of the Grove area. I just couldn't believe your weather when I looked at it yesterday and today. It's actually warmer up here. I noticed that this spring~a few days we were actually warmer. Wonder what's up with that. Of course, I'm not complaining at all. I could stand this weather for a few more months.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I was remarking on the bizarre weather yesterday when upstate New York was almost 80 and we struggled to 50. The colors have started showing up a lot in the last week and I suspect that will continue with highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's this week. Our neighbor's tree that got stripped of leaves a month ago in a heavy wind has some buds on it now. It would be interesting if they came back out, but chances are they won't now. Peak color here is probably the 2nd week of November (usually).
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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You don't want that to happen.

One year, up in Western South Dakota, we had an Indian Summer in February. Got real warm and stayed there. All the trees budded out and started leafing out. Then the cold hit again. Kind of stunted everything and they were afraid to come out again. So we went into almost July, hot, couldn't find any shade.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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No hard freeze here in Southern Wisconsin yet. Most unusual.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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'Tis true that there's been no hard freeze yet in Southern / Southeastern Wisconsin. Has been nice.

However, this weekend I was in Denver, and on Sunday several inches of snow fell, and a few nights dropped well into the 20s - a very hard freeze.

Albuquerque and El Paso both have had a few areas with freezing overnights and coolish days.

The cold weather is out there as usual, it is just targeting more of the western US - thus far. We Midwesterners shouldn't talk much about it...it'll be here sooner or later, and once it comes, I wouldn't be surprised if it hung out a lot longer.

(I am as skeptical as anyone as it approaches the Global Warming theories and regard them overall as baseless hysteria, but one thing that seems to be a trend of the last decade or so in the Midwest is that there has been a shift [that may just be a fairly temporary thing] where here falls seem to last longer - eg: cold doesn't come en masse as early - but springs start later - eg: winters last well into April. We'll see if that holds true again this year).
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Observed at: Bethel, Alaska
Elevation: 121 ft / 37 m
[Scattered Clouds]
25 °F / -4 °C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 85%
Dew Point: 21 °F / -6 °C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the SW
Pressure: 29.77 in / 1008 hPa (Rising)
Windchill: 15 °F / -10 °C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 4500 ft / 1371 m
Scattered Clouds 6500 ft / 1981 m
Scattered Clouds 19000 ft / 5791 m
(Above Ground Level)

Although it hasn't gotten too cold yet here, I'll take this weather all winter.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Jammie- here in Connecticut. We had two nights last week at 33 overnight-
last three days have been 80, 81 and today 75-

I am a zone 6/7 here (lowest temperature expected each winter around 0)
I have a Giant Sequoia, Leland Cypress and two windmill palms!
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