Jan 31 2010

Deep Freeze

Published by at 7:11 am under Weather & Sky

Snow in January (photo by Dianne Machesney)
My gosh it’s cold! 

Friday morning it was 6o F.  Yesterday morning it was 12o.  This morning it’s back down to 7o

Not only is it cold but we’re missing the deep snow cover that provides insulation for plant roots and ground-dwellers.  The mid-January thaw and subsequent freeze will be very hard on the plants and animals living at the northern edge of their hardiness zone.  The good news is that it’s also hard on bugs, so maybe we’ll have fewer pests next spring.

When will it get warmer?  The weather forecast says it’ll be 37o on Thursday. 

In and out of the deep freeze again.

(photo by Dianne Machesney, taken before the mid-January thaw)

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2 Responses to “Deep Freeze”

  1. Libby Strizzion 31 Jan 2010 at 9:07 am

    Is it also hard on chipmunks and other critters that burrow in my spongy lawn? I sure hope so.

  2. Kate St. Johnon 31 Jan 2010 at 10:24 am

    I don’t know. Only time will tell.

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