Shannon Fagan
With temperatures having stayed relatively warm through the winter, this week’s warm streak is further advancing early growth to everything from lawns and shrubs in residential areas to crops such as alfalfa and grapes, both key contributors to the local economy.
Warm weather now could prove ‘devastating’

Basking in the low 70s in February seems great now, but experts are warning there will be a heavy price to pay later this year if, as expected, winter makes a vengeful return.

“I’m very concerned,” said Tommy Yankey, a natural sciences and agriculture agent at the Anderson County Extension office.

“Mother Nature has a way of getting even.”