Monday, August 31, 2015

Growing season: It's all over

A widespread freeze quietly ends the season.

Growing season: It's all over

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Not long after the polls opened this morning, unbeknownst to voters deciding the midterm fate of the Republic, the government issued a chilling proclamation.

At 7:44 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a statement declaring an official end to the local growing season, citing the freezing temperatures across the region that had layered car windshields with ice.

Officially, it didn't quite make freezing at Philadelphia International Airport, where it got down to 34, but it did hit 32 at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

It went down to 30 in Wilmington and Mount Holly, and 29 in Pottstown.

It was not known if the government [declaration would have any impact on the plant life, most of which evidently has noticed the change of seasons.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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