Weathermelon Weather Report - March 12, 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.
Florida will continue to be on the warm side all this week, up until Saturday when unstable air will come in, leading to cooler temperatures and several days of possible rain.
For the remainder of this week, expect maximum temperatures to be in the mid- to upper 80°s and minimum temperatures in the mid-60°s in all major growing regions. Come this Saturday, March 16, things will begin to change. Temperatures throughout the region will drop by 10 to 15° for both maximum and minimum, and there will be a daily chance of rain through at least Wednesday of next week.
Immokalee will see maximum temperatures only in the mid-70°s and minimum temperatures in the mid-50°s next week. It could see about .25” of rain this Sunday and another 1” of rain next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The peach growing regions of Dundee and Vero Beach will also experience cooler temperatures, with chances of rain next week.
MINI HEATWAVE COMING TO THE WEST - YUMA / COACHELLA / IMPERIAL
These regions are experiencing cooler temperatures this week, as the remnants of a lower pressure system makes its way through Southern California and southern Arizona today and tomorrow. Temperatures in general have been cool for the last several days, with some isolated light showers throughout the area yesterday. Expect temperatures to remain on the cooler side through Thursday, but on Saturday, a ridge of high pressure will cover the entire southwest, and we will finally see things warm up. The hottest temperatures will occur on Monday and Tuesday of next week with maximum temperatures in the upper 80°s. By Wednesday, March 20, the maximum temperature will come back down to the mid-80°s.
Yuma will see winds tomorrow and Thursday of up to 25 mph.
Oxnard will see its first day of temperatures above 70° in over 45 days
To say it has been an unusually cold and wet winter out West would be an understatement, with snow, rain, and below average temperatures experienced by all parts of the West. Oxnard and Santa Maria have not seen temperatures in the 70°s since January 28, but that drought will come to an end this weekend. The same high pressure affecting the desert regions will also hit the costal regions as well. Starting this Saturday, temperatures in these two regions will reach above 70°, hitting a maximum of 75° on Sunday and Monday before cooling off again starting Tuesday.
Castroville will see winds up to 40 mph today and tomorrow.
COOLDOWN COMING TO THE NORTHWEST OF MEXICO THIS WEEK
Culiacan will cool down tonight and tomorrow, with maximum temperatures reaching 83° and minimum temperatures reaching 49°. On Thursday, it will begin to warm up again, with a high of 90° and minimum temperatures in the mid 50°s. There is no rain in the 10-day forecast.
2. CIUDAD OBREGON, SONORA, TO SEE RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES
This growing region in the state of Sonora is a large spring season growing location for tomatoes and other vegetables that will start later this month or early next month. This region will experience cooler temperatures and rain starting this weekend and lasting through at least next Wednesday. Between Saturday and Tuesday, there is a chance of up to 1” of rain. Next Monday through Wednesday will see the coolest temperatures, with maximum temperatures of only 69° and minimum temperatures of 47°.
3. HERMOSILLO WILL ALSO SEE COOLER TEMPERATURES
Today in Hermosillo the maximum temperature will be 16° cooler than yesterday, with a high of 65°. The minimum temperature tonight will only be 49°. Cooler temperatures will continue through Saturday, with Wednesday and Thursday being the coldest nights of the week, with a minimum temperature of 46°. This region is the main grape growing region of Mexico that should begin harvest sometime in mid-April.
Thank you again for your support, and we will be back on Friday with another update.