Its official - its cold this morning, 18F here at Stratheden Farm. Below is from the National Weather Service:
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
828 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015
...RECORD LOWS BROKEN OR TIED TODAY...
THE UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR MASS OVERHEAD RESULTED IN FOUR OF OUR
SIX CLIMATE SITES SETTING NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR
MARCH 29 AND ONE OTHER TYING. HERE IS A TABLE WITH ALL THE
TEMPERATURE INFORMATION AND SPECIFIC CLIMATE DETAILS:
CITY AND STATE NEW RECORD OLD RECORD (YEAR) PERIOD OF RECORD
BLACKSBURG VA 17 F 17 F (2001) 1952-2015
LYNCHBURG VA 17 F 23 F (1982) 1893-2015
DANVILLE VA 21 F 23 F (1996) 1948-2015
BLUEFIELD WV 18 F 19 F (1966) 1959-2015
LEWISBURG WV 16 F 18 F (1982) 1973-2015
THE ONLY CLIMATE SITE THAT DID NOT SET A RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURE ON MARCH 29 WAS ROANOKE VIRGINIA...AS THE LOW
TEMPERATURE FELL TO 23 DEGREES. THE CURRENT RECORD FOR THIS DATE
IS 19 DEGREES FROM 1982.
The wood stove is keeping the house warm, fortunately there is no wind; the day is forecast to warm into the forties with fifties to follow soon. The ground remains soft as it is warm so damage to flora may be mitigated. Nonetheless, it looks like every daffodil froze. It remains to be seen how the two-four inch high daylilies have fared.