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Re: NYC record low -15f.... Cape May -2f No comparison...
Message from Mike coastal CT
"id rather grow plants in Cape May than CT or NYC"
I agree...but I think you might be missing my bigger point though Jeff:
A proper microclimate is more important that the difference of two locations that have ave temps a few degree apart.
I look at it this way: I would rather have a "great microclimate" in the cold spot in Long Island/CC than an unprotected one in coastal NJ.
As far as extreme cold during record events...I'm not sure about the record of -2 at Cape May. Last data I had (and it might have been updated)was the record low at NWS Cape May was -4 in the 1985 cold outbreak:
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