Weathermelon Weather Report - March 26, 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.
ONE LAST STORM SYSTEM TO HIT CALIFORNIA
One last storm system will come through California this week. Coastal growing regions of Salinas and Santa Maria will see approximately .25 inches of rain tomorrow and Wednesday.
The San Joaquin Valley growing regions of Modesto in the north and Fresno in the middle of the state will see about .50 inches of rain.
This appears to be the last storm system that will come through California for the next two weeks. Looking past Wednesday things should begin to really warm up across the state. By Sunday, Salinas, Santa Maria, and the San Joaquin Valley will be in the mid-70°s with some isolated locations reaching 80°s. Low temperatures will be in the 50°s throughout much of the state. Look for ideal growing conditions all next week.
YUMA AND COACHELLA TO SEE HOTTEST DAYS OF YEAR SO FAR
Today, Yuma should reach a maximum temperature of 90°, which is the hottest day of the year so far. The previous high was 88 back on March 18th. Wednesday through Saturday will be a tad cooler with maximum temperatures only in the mid-80°s, but by Sunday high temperatures will be back at 90° where they will stay through Tuesday, April 2. Maybe there will be additional supplies of product coming from this region next week?
The Coachella Valley will see similar warm temperatures this week and next. Coachella will reach a maximum temperature of 92° and a minimum temperature of 63° on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2. Coachella is waiting for their spring crop of green bells, green beans, and sweet corn to start. These warmer temperatures might speed up the process by a few days. You might want to check with shippers out of this area to see what’s new.
FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL WEATHER THIS WEEK – MORE RAIN NEXT WEEK
Florida will experience a noneventful week of weather with maximum temperatures ranging from the mid-70°s to the low 80°s and minimum temperatures in the mid-50°s to low 60°s across the state. The next major change in the weather will be storms coming next Monday through Wednesday, bringing up to 1 inch of rain across all major growing regions.
HOT HOT HOT IN SINALOA
Culiacan, Sinaloa, will experience maximum temperatures of 98° all this week, with minimum temperatures in the mid-50°s. One can only expect volumes to increase with these kinds of temperatures. Keep an eye on supplies and markets.
Things will cool off a bit on Saturday as the high temperature will only reach 90°. Going forward, high temperatures will only be in the low 90°s for the first half of next week.
GRAPE GROWING REGIONS OF MEXICO
Grape growing regions of Hermosillo and Caborca in the state of Sonora are experiencing beautiful late spring conditions with maximum temperatures in the mid-90°s and minimums in the upper 50°s. These temperatures bode well for the maturation of the upcoming grape crop in May. These warm temperatures will continue through at least next Tuesday. On Wednesday, April 3, temperatures should cool off a few degrees, with maximum temperatures only reaching into the mid-80°s.
Georgia is gearing up for their spring crop of blueberries in the next month. Right now, Georgia is in a state of flux regarding the weather. Yesterday the maximum temperature was 77°, but tomorrow the temperature will only get to 66°, and then by Saturday the high will be 80°. Sunday, March 31, will see some rain and a maximum temperature of only 71° on Monday, but will begin to warm again on Wednesday, April 3. Hopefully as we get into April things will become more stable.
Thank you again for your support, and we will be back later this week with another update.