Weathermelon Weather Report - April 30, 2019
- by David Robidoux
IRVINE, CA - Good morning, AndNowUKnow readers!
Today, I am bringing you some of the category and weather news from around the industry. Check back twice weekly to see where the rain is falling, the sun is shining, and everything in between.
A wide range of products are still coming from the Sunshine State. This week, Florida will see high temperatures in the upper 80° and low 90°s, with daily chances of rain through next Wednesday. Thursday will see possibilities of at least .5”. Low temperatures will be in the upper 60°s and low 70°s for the next 10 days.
Yesterday saw an abrupt end of the heat wave as a cold front came through the area and dropped temperatures to 84° for a maximum and 59° for a minimum. There was also wind of 25 mph yesterday.
Temperatures will begin to warm again tomorrow and will reach a high of 100° by Friday. Come Sunday, May 5, temperatures will cool again and will see a maximum temperature of 87° on Monday, May 6. Bell peppers, beans, eggplant, and tomatoes are growing this time of year.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
A late developing storm brought some light showers and much lower temperatures to the valley yesterday. Temperatures went from the mid-90°s toward the end of last week to only 75° yesterday. On Thursday, things begin to warm up again with highs in the mid-80°s and will reach 89° for Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6, temperatures will cool off again. There is no more rain in the 10-day forecast. Citrus, blueberries, and some wet veg are currently coming from this area. Cherries will be starting next week.
The growing regions of Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard will see temperatures in the mid- to upper 60°s for a high and in the upper 40°s to low 50° for a low over the next 10 days. Salinas and Santa Maria might see a high of 70° on Wednesday. There is no rain in the 10-day forecast. Wet veg and berries are the main items coming from these regions.
Throughout the state, the highs will be in the upper 80°s and lows in the mid 60°s over the next 10 days. There is a chance of light rain for this Friday and Saturday. The region is now shipping blueberries.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY TEXAS
Southern Texas will see maximum temperatures in the low 90°s and minimums in the low 70°s over the next 10 days. Today will be windy, with speeds of up to 25 mph. Saturday through Monday, there are chances of light right up to .3”. Watermelons should be starting soon in this area.
PALO VERDE VALLEY & IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA
These regions are next up for cantaloupes and honeydew melons. Maximum temperatures this week will be in the upper 80°s to upper 90°s and minimum temperatures in the upper 50°s to low 60°s. Look for melons to begin sometime next week.
Thank you again for your support, and we will be back later this week with another update.