Weathermelon Weather Report - June 7, 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.
HOT FOUR DAYS COMING TO CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA
A heatwave is coming to the southwest this weekend into next week. The San Joaquin Valley of California will experience above average temperatures for four continuous days starting this Sunday. Look for high temperatures to be well above 100° up and down the valley. Bakersfield at the southern end will get to 106° on Monday while Modesto at the northern end will see a high of 105° on Monday.
The desert regions of California and Arizona will see maximum temperatures above the 110° mark from Sunday through Wednesday with Coachella peaking at 113° on Wednesday, June 12. These temperatures should really bring on the grape crop out of Coachella.
Salinas will also see above average temperatures, hitting a high of 87° on Sunday before cooling off a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday.
Look for this weather to help production on all items from these regions.
NORTHWEST CHERRY REGIONS EXPERIENCING COLD TEMPERATURES / HEAT WAVE COMING
Cold temperatures will continue through tomorrow in the growing regions of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia, Canada. Maximum temperatures are currently in the 50°s and 60°s with nightly lows in the low to mid 40°s throughout the region. The rain that was anticipated for Oregon and British Columbia, Canada, has been significantly downgraded over the last 48 hours. There is still a chance of a light shower but nothing like what we had discussed back in our Tuesday report.
Starting next Tuesday, June 11, these regions in the Northwest will experience their own heatwave with maximum daily temperatures getting in the mid to upper 90°s depending exact location. This heat will last at least through Saturday of next week. Look for berries and cherries production to be positively affected by the heat. Contact your shippers to see when production will begin.
DAILY THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE IN THE SOUTHEAST
All southern states will see daily showers up to .75” per day from today through next Tuesday or Wednesday.
There is heavy rain and possible flash floods anticipated for Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. May affect tomatoes from these regions?
Temperatures will cool off a few degrees next week dropping down into the mid 70°s for a high and in the low 60°s for a low. There is a 50-60% possibility of rain starting this Sunday and lasting through Wednesday of next week. Look for daily rain totals between .25” to .50”
Thanks again, and we'll be back next week with another weather report!