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ocala Wrote:Forecasting 18 in Ocala tonight.
That's just wrong.

I second that! We're suppose to bottom out around 26. Two weeks ago we were at 24 though. I'm taking no chances this time. I covered every plant I possibly could.

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We were 26° here last night.

The coldest spot I heard in my area was Citrus Springs (Citrus County) with 18°.

Calling for colder readings tonight...we will see.
Someone the next street over from us decided to do this last night I'm assuming to try and protect this tree.

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They put a hose up near the top of the tree and left it spraying all night. It was still on when I was there.

By the time I got over to take pictures, the temps had hit about 42 and the ice was falling off the branches like little bombs. /laugh4 Probably not the best idea for the tree but it sure was pretty.

Our low early this morning was 27 degrees. That's 3 degrees warmer than the cold snap a couple of weeks ago.
21.4 last night. 18 was forecasted.
That station in Holder, Fl was 18.6.
They had originally called for 20 tonight but have since upped it to 25.
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AFDTBW

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
323 AM EST FRI FEB 6 2009

.SHORT TERM (TODAY-SUNDAY)...HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED OVER
NORTHERN FLORIDA WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EAST TODAY TO OVER THE
ATLANTIC. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO RIDGE ACROSS THE AREA
THROUGH SUNDAY KEEPING E/SE FLOW IN PLACE. THIS WILL ALLOW TEMPS
AND MOISTURE TO MODERATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON
ARE EXPECTED IN THE 60S WITH LOWS TONIGHT IN THE UPPER 20S
ACROSS LEVY COUNTY...NEAR FREEZING ACROSS THE REST OF THE NORTH TO
AROUND 40 INLAND/MID 40S COASTAL CENTRAL AND SOUTH. HAVE UPGRADED
THE FREEZE WATCH IN PLACE FOR LEVY COUNTY TO A WARNING TONIGHT.
HIGHS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS WILL BE IN THE 70S WITH LOWS
SATURDAY NIGHT AROUND 40 NORTH TO THE MID 40S INLAND/AROUND 50
COASTAL CENTRAL AND SOUTH.

.LONG TERM (SUNDAY NIGHT-THURSDAY)...AN AMPLIFYING UPPER TROUGH
OVER THE WESTERN U.S. WILL HELP TO BUILD AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE
STATE AND ADJACENT GULF/ATLANTIC WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS THE
UPPER TROUGH SLIDES EAST INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THROUGH THE
PERIOD. AT THE SURFACE WEAK SURFACE HIGH EXTENDING EAST TO WEST
ACROSS THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM WILL
BE REPLACED BY A STRONGER SURFACE MOVING OFF THE NEW ENGLAND/MID
ATLANTIC COASTS INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WITH THE RIDGE AXIS
EXTENDING WEST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PENINSULA. A DRY STABLE AIR
MASS UNDER THE RIDGE WILL PROVIDE PLEASANT DRY WEATHER ACROSS THE
ENTIRE FORECAST AREA WITH MAINLY CLEAR NIGHTS AND MOSTLY SUNNY
DAYS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.. AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY WILL VEER INTO THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH BY MID
WEEK AS THE SURFACE HIGH SHIFTS SOUTHEAST INTO THE ATLANTIC WITH A
WARMING AIR MASS SUPPORTING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...WITH
DAYTIME HIGHS CLIMBING INTO THE MID/UPPER 70S NORTH INTO CENTRAL
ZONES AND NEAR 80 FAR SOUTH.

DURING LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY THE GFS SHOWS THE UPPER RIDGE
FLATTENING OUT AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE
WEST...WHILE THE ECMWF MAINTAINS STRONG RIDGING OVER THE REGION.
GIVEN THE DIFFERENCES IN THE MODELS AND SEEING THAT THIS IS DAY
SEVEN OF THE FORECAST HAVE OPTED TO KEEP THE FORECAST DRY FOR NOW
WITH A SILENT 10% POP NOTED IN THE GRIDS. TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY
WILL CONTINUE ABOVE NORMAL WITH HIGHS AGAIN CLIMBING INTO THE
MID/UPPER 70S NORTH INTO CENTRAL ZONES...AND ~80 FAR SOUTH.
But the thing about being down here, esp. this time of year, we have little cold snaps, but it quickly rebounds to 70's and 80's in a short time. Such is the case coming starting today through next week.

It's about time too, I'm tired of running up the electric bill. cool2
Boy your not kidding about the electric bill. Mine was over $300 last month. Usually I'm about $175 to $200.
Had a decent line come through last night that looked pretty good.
Operative word being looked.
Only managed .03. Must have been virga I guess.
Today's prospects look a little better but it also means that Daytona will probably postponed. Sad
Dry, dry dry.
Brush fire sprang up about a mile south of me today. Scary seeing that big black cloud overhead. Out side it still smells like burnt wood.
With all the freezes we keep having there is nothing green around here. Everything is dead and brown, just prime for a fire.
Could be a bad fire season this year.
They posted our drought index number for the county here yesterday on BayNews9 and Hernando was one of the highest at 643, which on the scale is very dry. 750 is extreme dry. A couple of counties south of Tampa near the Ft. Myers area and east was higher on that scale, like in the 680's.

The counties around us in the immediate area are in the 500's, which is still dry and there have been a few brush fires in those areas as well. It seems almost everyday you hear of one starting up around here or in Pasco County.

If we don't get a big rain soon I wonder/fear for what the spring will bring esp. since March-April-May are the driest months around here normally.
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