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  •  Its going to be very tough on the evergreens (16+ / 0-)

    and plant life in general in far SE Wisconsin and Chicagoland. No snow cover - a protracted January thaw got rid of that. A couple of extremely windy days with temps in the 40s to desiccate what is exposed, then followed by a plunge into the deep freeze, highs in the single digits above zero to low teens starting tomorrow.  Also a lot of wind, and guess what, no snow. We have had only one month of normal to above normal precipitation since last February - December of this year, and it nearly all fell in one storm: heavy rains followed by 5" of heavy wet snow, which has now all melted and run off.

    This is on top of a record hot 2012 and one of the five driest years on record. The lack of snow cover is going to add insult to injury.

    The larger lakes have no ice so the wind is sucking the water right out of them. In the old normal, they would have been frozen.

    Luckily not a lot of new plantings at my place from last year to lose to frost heaving...

    Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

    by NoMoreLies on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 07:08:22 AM PST

    •  Eeks. (2+ / 0-)
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      estreya, mikidee

      I hadn't thought of what the recent winds have been doing to the plants after the snow melted.  It was ROARING when I got up this morning.  

      And now the cold snap has settled in.  Teens and single digits for the next couple of days/nights.  Brrr.    I can only hope that my fence was a good enough wind block.

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