Seventies and 80s as far as the ten day forecast can see. This is the year of the grey, damp but very worm February. Lord, please protect my trees from disease! The climate is soooo different from when I was a kid. We always had at least some cold weather in February in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. Looking at records getting over a thousand chilling hours was almost a given for Statesboro, Georgia until this decade. If weather stays as predicted, we likely won’t break 900 hours this year even with the cool but certainly not record breaking January. That means, counting this winter we broke 1000 hours three times in the past 8 winters. Anyway, Winnie is in full bloom now. As usually Granny Durden is a little behind with a few open flowers. Southern Bartlett and Acer’s Home will have some flowers open by the end of the day tomorrow. I imagine.