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Offline Don_P

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Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »
Happened upon this today, it looks pretty accurate and more detailed than anything I've seen. It recognizes that most of the mountain we're on is a half zone colder than just down the road and the other end of the county is a full zone colder.
http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/InteractiveMap.aspx

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Re: Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 08:14:29 PM »
 [cool]  I see home in the city here is 4 ranges warmer than our mtn property. The map shows our mtns to be approx the same as your area if I recall correctly; a 6a for us.
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Re: Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 02:49:39 AM »
How about that, I had assumed with the elevation your mountain property was a good bit colder than us. I wonder how they got this level of detail.

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Re: Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 07:27:59 AM »
It's interesting how the average temperatures change as you move around (and click) in the same colored area.

Yeah, I thought we'd be colder than your area but weather is not all that easy to understand.

There are hundreds of small weather stations all around the country that report in via telemetry systems. Most are accessible online. When they are working correctly they record 13 different data points every hour. The one near us records at 8 minutes past every hour. *8:08 this morning it was 32 F.
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Re: Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 08:18:47 AM »
Neat! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Interactive plant hardiness zone map
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 12:32:55 AM »
A search by zip code, and it shows county lines, God bless!

I've also appreciated maps here http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-arkansas-heat-zones-map.php, but recently they've upgraded and now I'd have to disable my ad blocker when using Firefox, so I just use another browser.