Early frost worries Greenbluff farmers

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by DANIELLE GRANT & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 1:51 AM

GREENBLUFF, Wash-- Warm afternoons faded into chilly nights in early October 2012 and freezing overnight temperatures concerned farmers still in their growing season.

Meteorologist Danielle Grant talked with one who said this is the earliest he's seen these cold conditions.

Francis Hunt said just days into October and he lost 15% of his crops.

A couple of cold nights in September hurt Hunt's vegetables. He cut the tomatoes price per pound in half.

Hunt claimed September's frost was the earliest he's seen forcing him to harvest before the deep freeze sets in.

Hunt doesn't fully depend on Mother Nature though, inside his greenhouse crops continued grow.

Typically the first freeze comes October 6th, but in 2011 it held off until the end of the month.
 

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