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    A Year Without Winter

    Well the trees are starting to bud, general beauregard lee says an early spring, I guess we simply won't be having a winter this year in Georgia.
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    Gonna be tough on the peaches if we don't get some cold.

    However I wore shorts and a Hawaiian shirt for Savannah's Ground Hog day. No complaints there.
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    Georgia was winter? Here in Wisconsin theres no snow the day time temps are in the 40s. When I talked to my son who lives in Newnan Ga. it was warmer here when I was going to work.
    No skiing this year, ice riding sucked.

    I think I'll go for a bike ride

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    And I guess I should clarify about Savannah's Ground Hog Day.

    We don't have any ground hogs so we use old Lonnie Register instead. He'll stick his head out of his trailer around 10:30 or 11 to kind of sniff the air. He saw his shadow so I reckon we're in for six more weeks of winter weather. Which means high temps in the upper 60s and lower 70's and dipping down into the low 50's at night.

    Brutal.
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    Better leave the kids at home when you go near Lonnie's trailer. http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/off...personId=30924
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR46 View Post
    Georgia was winter? Here in Wisconsin theres no snow the day time temps are in the 40s. When I talked to my son who lives in Newnan Ga. it was warmer here when I was going to work.
    No skiing this year, ice riding sucked.

    I think I'll go for a bike ride
    Same over here in Michigan. We've had a weekend or two of winter but other than that, it's been 40's and rainy which sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Gonna be tough on the peaches if we don't get some cold.

    However I wore shorts and a Hawaiian shirt for Savannah's Ground Hog day. No complaints there.
    We had a short burst of cold in Dec. and beginning of Jan. I think the peaches got enough chilling time, at least I hope so.
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    Chilling requirements for most cultivars of peaches are met with temperatures between 40 and 50 lasting 600 to 1000 hours. Some peaches have chilling requirements as low as 250 hours. Once chilling requirements are met, buds go into quiescence until weather becomes warm enough for bud growth to reoccur.
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    Well, we've definitely got winter:



    Although I did ride a summer bike to work today. But it was 27F to start!

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    You can blame it on me. Once I move my ars back to god's country, normal weather patterns will resume.

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    I like the warmer weather and I don't mind not shoveling snow butt still like to do a little skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Well the trees are starting to bud, general beauregard lee says an early spring, I guess we simply won't be having a winter this year in Georgia.
    My yard is filled with jonquils already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    My yard is filled with jonquils already.
    We got jonquils blooming, forsythia coming out, and flowering quince flowering all over the neighborhood. It's about 3 weeks early.
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    I've still got swiss chard in my garden and I haven't had to cover it at night.
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    Snow in Colorado? pfft

    It's sunny and nice here in Grand Junction today. I rode my bike to work.
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