Florida Freeze Still Threatening Orange Crops

Epoch Times Staff Created: January 4, 2010 Last Updated: January 4, 2010
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Below-freezing temperatures are threatening Florida's fruit crops. The temperature dropped below 32 degrees fahrenheit on Sunday night, prompting orange and strawberry growers to go on alert.

The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures will go below freezing for the next week, as part of a cold weather front moving over the Eastern United States.

On Sunday night, temperatures went to as low as 26 degrees in Central Florida, says the Packer, an agricultural industry newspaper.

Accuweather Agricultural Meteorologist, Dale Mohler, said temperatures in Florida will “dip to between 27 and 34 degrees again Tuesday morning and perhaps Wednesday morning” but should not cause any damage to crops.


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