Was -Arctic Express - now balmy California

Kelly Irvin kelly@irvincentral.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:13:55 PST
Hi, everybody. I would have liked to have avoided the last several days' 
weather if I could have. Our area of northwest Arkansas got about 1/2" 
of ice, maybe more. Limbs and even trees are down all over the area. We 
were without electricity for 31 hours from Sunday evening, 7:30 PM, to 
early Tuesday morning, 2:30 AM. Temps didn't drop down into the low 
twenties until mid- late morning on Tuesday, but were down to 15 or so 
by the time the electricity came back up.

Tuesday, about 7PM, I brought in a bunch of potted stock that had been 
under a plastic tent normally heated with a space heater. By that time, 
it was obvious some amaryllids and Arum had foliar damage/death. All in 
all, though, most plants still have some tops, and I'm sure all 
underground storage organs are fine. I'm not sure what 8 more hours 
would have done to the amaryllids, especially. It was supposed to get 
down to about 5°F last night, but only got down to 13-14°.

Overall, we faired much better than many. Even two of our aquarium fish 
(out of 6) survived.

Presently Warm & Snuggly,

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b


James Waddick wrote:
> Dear All;
> 	Monday night we went down to -2 F and warmed up to 17 
> yesterday.
> 		Snuggly		Jim W.

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