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January 25, 2015 4:00 AM

Growers, backyard gardeners wary of warm afternoons, lack of rain

Warm afternoon temperatures and a lack of rain could create headaches for commercial growers and gardeners in the Sacramento area. The lack of chill could prompt early flowering among fruit trees. Cherries and almonds are particularly vulnerable. Other experts believe cold, foggy mornings are negating the effects of warm, sunny afternoons in January.

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