For the past week, forecasters warned of a crippling snowstorm, and while the snow came, it didn’t live up to the warnings. Over the last three days, however, that has changed. Big time. Normally-mild Western Oregon is now experiencing what Portland mayor-elect Sam Adams just called “the most severe weather event in Portland since 1963.” At my house, for example, there’s at least a foot of snow on the ground, and several of the drifts are much, much higher than that. For nurseries, the worries now become two-fold:
- Temperature – Are plants protected from the cold?
- Structural collapse – Can greenhouses withstand the crushing weight of snow and ice that have accumulated?
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