Cold Weather Knocking on the Door…

I hope that everyone had a FANTASTIC Christmas vacation (ala Clark Kent style) and is having a great start to their new year.  As we start off this new year, cold weather comes knocking on our door in north central Florida, a normal occurrence.

Freeze warnings/wind chill advisories (1/7/15)

There maybe some of you in north central Florida that are closely watching the weather tonight.  For the following counties, there is a hard freeze warning:

  • Alachua
  • Gilchrist
  • Bradford
  • Union
  • Baker
  • Columbia
  • Suwannee
  • Hamilton

The good news is that hopefully, the peach trees are still resting are not in full bloom.  For a guide to bud stages and their tolerance to cold temperatures – click here.

For counties to the south and east, it’s a freeze warning:

  • Clay
  • Putnum
  • Marion

Again – I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about unless the wind speed drops down.  However, NOAA is forecasting a blustery night with wind speeds sustained at over 15 mph.  In most cases, frost protection would not be turned on with these advective conditions.   Most all others in the peach growing region of Central Florida will have mid to upper 30s so stay warm!

 

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One thought on “Cold Weather Knocking on the Door…

  1. Our trees are in full bloom, and some have new leaves. Does that make a difference in using our protection which is our irrigation system. Gene

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