Crops get a few extra days to mature

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

With the first frost of the season holding off well into October the area’s foliage still looks amazingly green and lush. That is going to change significantly later this week.

Our first frost and freeze, as well as an unusually early snowfall, are forecast for Thursday night into Friday. Friday’s high is forecast to be only 37 degrees with a low of 29. The average high for Oct. 11 is 61 degrees and the average low 37 degrees.

If it only reaches 37 degrees Friday, it will break the record for a low high for Oct. 11. The current record is 39 degrees set in 1959 and 2009. Highs are forecasted to be in the 30s Friday through Sunday. Average highs in the mid-30s are more typical of the middle of November...


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