Discussion in 'Gardening Other' started by Pacnorwest, Nov 15, 2023.
The el Niño phenomenon is such an interesting occurrence.
Thanks for that vid.
I really enjoyed this weather prediction for my area for December-
"For both temperatureand precipitation, there are equal chances of below, near, or above normal conditions. Equal chances means that there is a 33.3% chance that either of the three outcomes will occur."
What a helpful prediction
Great video, he reminded me of Bill Nye the Science Guy. I've been reading about my area and El Niño.
That sounds like the rock weather forecast : Hang up a rock, if it's wet it's raining. If it's dry it's not. If it's white it's snowing. If it casts a shadow is sunny. If the stone is under water it is flooding. If you can't see the stone it is foggy. If the stone is gone it's a cyclone. If the stone is bouncing up and down it's an earthquake. If the rope holding the stone is on fire...run.
One thing about the plant hardiness zones, is they are based on a 30 year average of the coldest temperature in an area. In the past, winter coldness maximum tended to go up and down and up and down. So a 30 year average was pretty stable more or less.
In recent years, many places have a generally upward trend. There is up and down, but more up than down. So that 30 year average may lag behind reality. In some cases, that might mean plants can be planted a bit further north than expected.
But, there are other considerations. If global warming trend causes disruption of jet stream or other atmospheric patterns, then the some places might have colder weather than before.
That sounds like the best weather forecaster of all.
I just hope I never see the rock melting.
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