Weathermelon Weather Report - January 14, 2020
- 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 the latest around all growing regions.
FLORDIA COOLDOWN COMING NEXT WEEK
Florida is right in the middle of a weeklong heat wave that started last Friday and will continue through this Saturday. Maximum temperatures up and down the state are in the mid 80°s with minimum temperatures in the mid 60°s.
Hopefully these warmer temperatures will help bring on production of all items, which have been unusually light the last several weeks.
Come next Monday, January 20, the party will end as a cold front will hit the state. Expect maximum temperatures in the strawberry region Plant City to only reach into the mid 60°s on Monday and only reach 62° by Wednesday. The nights will also be chilly in the lower to mid 40°s.
Belle Glade will also cool off with maximum temperatures into the upper 60°s by next Wednesday with a minimum temperature of 52°.
Look for supplies to once again lighten later next week.
RAIN COMING TO CALIFORNIA
Look for rain and cooler temperatures this Thursday throughout California. The central coast regions of Santa Maria and Oxnard, which are shipping strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery, can expect to receive .50” of rain. Southern California regions of Irvine and San Diego will only see .25”. Temperatures will be cool on Thursday and Friday with maximum temperatures only in the 50°s throughout these regions and minimum temperatures from the mid 40°s down to the upper 30°s in Santa Maria. Look for a disruption in supplies on Thursday and Friday of next week.
RAIN AND COOLER TEMPERATURES COMING TO LIME REGIONS OF MEXICO
Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz, will experience cooler temperatures and four continuous days of rain starting this Saturday. Maximum temperatures, which are currently in the 80°s, will drop into the 70°s on Sunday and will reach a low of 66° on Tuesday, Jan 21. The minimum temperature that night will be 57°.
Expect up to 0.50” of rain daily from Saturday, January 18, through the following Tuesday.
With the rain and cooler temperatures plan for a possible reduction in supplies next week.
CULICÁN TO FINALLY SEE WARMER TEMPERATURES
The shade house capital of Mexico, Culiacán Sinaloa, has experienced cool temperatures the last week or so with minimum temperatures in the upper 40°s and maximum temperatures in the low 80°s. These temperatures are unusually cool for this part of the world.
Starting today, maximum temperatures will finally get into the 90°s while low temperatures will get close to 60°. Temperatures will continue to rise through the week reaching a minimum temperature peak of 64° on Thursday before cooling off slightly for the weekend and next week.
Hopefully these warmer temperatures will help with production numbers on all items.
Look for temperatures to cool as we head into next week, only reaching into the mid 80°s by Tuesday and Wednesday.
GRAPE REGIONS OF CHILE REMAIN WARM
The regions of Rancagua, Santiago, and San Felipe are all experiencing temperatures well above normal right now. Maximum temperatures for the region have been in the mid 90°s with minimum temperatures in the mid 60°s for the last 10 days and will continue through next Tuesday, Jan 21.
The high point of this heat wave will be this Friday and Saturday before cooling off a few degrees for the weekend. Temperatures will be back into the 80°s by next Wednesday. These temperatures are 10° above average.
Look for strong numbers as the season gets underway.
Thank you as always! We will be back later this week with another report.