[NAFEX] Climate zone maps

MARIE ASHTON bwoodtx at verizon.net
Wed Dec 21 11:21:24 EST 2005

There are a lot of micro climates that the maps cannot take into 
consideration. The best way I believe is to just go by the zone 
temperatures, such as zone 7b - low is 5 to10 degrees, if that is your low 
temperature average then that is your zone regardless of what any map says. 
If you are not sure ask some longtime (reasonable) residents in your area 
about the average lows or your local weather service. Keep in mind that the 
zone does not take into consideration extreme fluxations, such as 50 year 
lows, you are just looking for the average winter lowest temperatures.
Richard Ashton
Brownwood, Texas
zone 8a

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Climate zone maps

> Hi Jim,
> Same reason there are Toyotas and Fords.  People have different wants.
> I do not rely on the maps at all anymore.  I have a thermometer that
> records the highs and lows.  The micro climate here does not match the
> zone maps at all.
> My zone seems to be in flux right now.  Lower winter temps, last 4-5 
> years.
> I take the zone map as a very rough guide.  I hope somebody develops a
> better tool.
> Later,
> Tom
> On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 08:14:05 -0600, Jim Fruth <jfruth at uslink.net> wrote:
>>    What good are all of the other wannabee climate zone maps?  The USDA
>> map
>> is in general use by catalog plant sellers; can you imagine the
>> confusion if
>> each used a different one?  Do the other climate zone map authors hope
>> that
>> catalogers will adopt theirs?
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