Thursday, April 26, 2012

Late Freeze Upstate

With the garlic and shallots well over 12 inches tall, this late season hard freeze can turn out to be a real sucker punch. Close to the ground there is lots of heat from decay, moisture and rotting straw, but up in the air much less protection. I am not too concerned about those cloudy nights so much as the clear ones. Stillness and clear skies is the recipe for a real freeze. At this point the forecast may be an overstatement, but it is hard to discern from balmy NYC.

Incidentally, a brief discussion about the weekend's late season nor'easter at They are also the first official source (beside me, haha) to mention that we are in a short-term moderate to severe drought condition. The garlic farm area weather forecast for the next 5 days:

Partly Cloudy 30 °F
Partly Cloudy

Rain 52 °F

Tomorrow Night

Chance of Rain 39 °F
Chance of Rain

Chance of Rain 52 | 28 °F
Chance of Rain

Partly Cloudy 54 | 27 °F
Partly Cloudy

Clear 50 | 27 °F

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