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Cherry growers are watching cold temperatures

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The calendar may say it's spring, but recent temperatures have shown something else.

For the past couple of days our area has seen temps down in the 30's and even high 20's during overnight and early morning hours.

Many cherry growers whose crop blossoms around this time of year are keeping an eye on the mercury. And experts say they should.

"So at 30 degrees, that's not too bad, but that is the breaking point at which they have to try to do something to protect those delicate flower tissues," says Mike Bush of Washington State University extension in Yakima County.

There have been no reports of lost crops yet, but one local grower KNDU talked to says the weather has been a problem for her.

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