And tonight is supposed to get really cold... double digits below zero! Yikes!!!
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT 338 AM MST THU DEC 30 2010 .A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. WHILE THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS THE AREA...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO TONIGHT ALONG WITH SOME AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. WITH TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS FOR HIGHS TODAY EXPECT EVEN A MODEST WIND TO PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES WELL BELOW ZERO.
My little hoop house experiment continues despite the cold!HOOP HOUSE Temperature this morning just before 7AM... 39.7 degrees F.OUTSIDE Temperature... 7 degrees!I have beautiful living, thriving greens including beet greens, arugula, spinach, swiss chard... and the broccoli seeds that I sprinkled in the soil months ago have sprouted!I swapped out the shop light for a warming lamp in my hoop house the other day and even though it's a blustery 7 degrees F outside... inside my hoop house is a cozy 39.7!Tonight it will be really frigid with double digits below freezing... so I'll add an extra layer of covering on the inside of the hoop house over my plants taking extra care to cover the plants on the outer edges.