No disrespect to my friends at Accuweather, but what is happening to our weather forecasts? It seems this winter, they’ve been so wrong so often. I don’t even know how they ever get it right so I’m not giving advice but I just can’t trust the weather forecasts any more.
We can the heat in the greenhouse to come on at a certain time. I can also set it to come on at a certain temp but the lowest I can set it is 60 degrees and it doesn’t need to be that warm in there so why waste the propane?
I set the greenhouse heat to come on if it’s going to be below 35 degrees outside so if the weatherman says 37, I set the heat and that way, I’m allowing a few degrees wiggle room.
Yesterday our weather said it was going to be 37 at 4 a.m., 35 at 5 a.m. and it wasn’t going to be warm enough to turn the heat off til 8 a.m. Vince set the heat to come on at 3:30 a.m. Should have been great.
We worked outside a lot of the day but by about 3 p.m. the temp started dropping and it was dropping 3 or 4 degrees an hour. The wind was blowing and by about 7:00, the temp was down to 37 where it was supposed to be in the upper 40’s. Vince said “It’s going to get way colder tonight than they’re saying. He looks at weather.com and I look at Accuweather so we were both checking the weather and it was still saying the low was going to be 37 but he went out and changed the heater so it would come on then and stay on til about 8 this morning.
I’m glad Vince was paying attention, at 11:15 last night, it was 30.9 outside. Other things on that display: 67.8 in the house, 52% humidity in the house, 95% humidity outside, which is kinda weird for us, and we’ve had a whopping .31″ of rain this month.