The midwest is experiencing an early spring. I checked it on this soil temperature monitoring site:soil temps & germination
I've got to get back and take care of business! I have a lawn care company.
My rent's paid thru the end of March, and there's a no-refund policy. But I'd better get back. Most years I'm here in Florida 'till the first of April, but not this year.Anyone else needing to cut their trip short?
How long have you lived in the Midwest!?
I left Florida early 'one' year and damn near got killed on the highway dodging ice and snow storms heading back north. Nope, never again.
I also certainly have not forgotten how many snow storms I've been caught in on the interstate into Chicago.......in mid APRIL!
It isn't over until its over in the Midwest.
I don't think the grass is going to grow that tall in 18 days that it will need your attention so immediately that you need to leave before your April 1st departure date!.
That's what I was thinking...(I'm 65 btw).
I just got back from a conference with the Agriculture Department of Ohio State University. They have a new system that monitors soil temps. When soil temp at 2" depth reaches 65* spring is here!
In 2010 it was 2 weeks early. 2011 there was not much change.
This year it's a month early! My nephew has tenements in Cincinatti. He's already mowed their grass. And if you knew Doug, you'd know he wasn't cutting grass that didn't need it.
Yeah I know nobody's seen spring this early. Probably nobody's seen spring this early in 10,000 years!
I'm just giving a shout out to those succotash-Florida farmers out there. (that's corn & beans in the summer, Florida in the winter).
The Ft. Myers weather girl just casually mentions "We're getting April like temperatures in March."
If you're in any way tied to agronomics, it's more than a casual event!
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83-85 Here in Florida, Man!is it hot! Anyway, been monitoring 10 forecast for home and it is in the middle 70's. Next week if the 10 day forecast is the same, I'm heading North, don't want to miss the flowers coming up and the toads croaking in the pond.
I kind of think this year is going to be a bad year, heat, storms,drought, the ocean water down here is in the 70's and they are worrying about a bad huricane season.
I'm sure glad I came to Florida, this year the weather has been absolutely perfect!
We'll be in 'Galveston oh Galveston' on Sunday. When does the cruiser leave?
Spring Break is in full force here. Not as bad as SPI, but make sure you have someplace to settle in prior to getting here. Should drop way off on Sunday once Texas A&M is back in session, but I just don't know for sure.
BTW, check out Shrimp and Stuff on Avenue "O" in Galveston. Think there are better places for seafood around here, but it's a true local hangout and it's special in that regard.
We head down into the Carribean on Sunday. Maybe we can hook up further up the road
BTW, the ferry here in Galveston is even nicer and bigger then in Port Aransas. So no worries for the rig. If you want to check it out with the toad first I heard there is a good seafood place in Bolivar. Not much over there otherwise.
Galveston is as different from Rockport as Rockport is from the upper Valley. So keep that in mind as you're driving up the rural coastal route. All of a sudden you'll be back in a destination area that is only 40+ miles from Houston.