Waiting for winter.

By: georgevandenberghe , 9:08 PM GMT on January 09, 2013

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Still waiting for winter in Central MD. Last temperature below -5C was
in early spring of 2012. GFS looks warm for next seven days, then only seasonable.

Just one data point but DC in 2012 shared the warmth stated in Dr Masters' blog.


Garden observations in suburban DC MD.
March 13 Eastern Field crickets SURVIVED THE WINTER.
March 15 Soil over 60F(May level). Planted a single tomato as experiment(in a fr
ost hollow by the way)
April 15. Earliest ever full size lettuce
May 4 Earliest ever broccoli
June 3 Earliest ever tomato (smashed record by two weeks)
June 6 Earliest ever sweetcorn (broke 2010 record by two days 1991 record by fiv
e)

After this point other seasons started catching up.

Temperature records. Warmest ever March 2012. Warmest MAM (spring). Worst sustai
ned 11 day heatwave (June 28-July 8). Perceived (not verified) latest fall deep
(<-5C) freeze (still waiting January 8 2013)

Actually starting in 2007 in Washington DC

Warmest October (2007)

Snowiest DJF (2009-2010)

Warmest June (2010)
Warmest July (2010)
Warmest JJA season (2010)

Warmest July (2011).. smashed previous record by 1.6 degrees F

Warmest March (2012)
Warmest MAM season (2012)

I would argue that these six warm extremes are four statistically separate event
s (not six). There were no coldest month or season
records during this period although December 2010, January 2011 and the 2009-10
winters were notably colder than normal.

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:43 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
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4. georgevandenberghe
2:59 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
March 4, 2013.

Two kinds of winter weather can destroy a winter veggie garden, deepfreeze cold and crushing snow. Guess what I'm worried
about this morning in the DC suburbs.
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3. georgevandenberghe
6:52 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
Arctic chill has finally arrived. This is about a 1-2 year return period event but if it persists a few days as forecast it will be more notable, perhaps a 3-5 year event.
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2. georgevandenberghe
6:44 PM GMT on January 10, 2013
Thanks for the recommendation. I grow sweet corn, not field corn but the company has some other interesting selections.
In the mid Atlantic and south, short season corn cannot be grown in fall. The daylength is too short and it tassels too early and short. Long season varieties such as Silver Queen are best for October corn here.

The early variety I grow (only in spring) is Early Sunglow. I grow Kandy Korn, Silver Queen and Delectable for summer and fall crops.
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1. Skyepony (Mod)
12:33 AM GMT on January 10, 2013
Back to the corn.. have you tried this flint corn for that late season crop?
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