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Area freeze breaks record

Earth News: Florida, USA
Feb 18, 2007
A freeze Friday night BROKE A RECORD in place since 1920, but growers in the area say it did little damage to their crops. Temperatures Friday night fell to 23 degrees at Gainesville Regional Airport, two degrees colder than 1920's previous record for the day. The dryness of the air and the lack of cloud cover have contributed to both the colder nights and milder days. The biggest losses are in peaches, which bloomed early because of the warm January. As the temperature dropped below freezing Friday, the cold damaged the new blossoms.
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