Weathermelon Weather Report - October 1, 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 the latest around all growing regions.
TROPICAL STORM NARDA MOVING UP MEXICO WEST COAST
When we last talked on Friday, this storm did not yet officially have a name. Over the weekend, the storm strengthened and became Tropical Storm Narda. Our reports show the storm dropped heavy amounts of rain along coastal growing regions of Colima and Michoacán over the weekend.
The storm is hugging the Pacific coast, moving up through the states of Sinaloa and will be into Sonora by tomorrow. Ciudad Obregón and Hermosillo, Sonora, are fall growing areas for vegetables.
COOLDOWN COMING TO THE MID-ATLANTIC
Tomorrow will be an extremely hot day in New Jersey with a high temperature of 92° and a low of 61°. Starting Thursday, the weather will change and begin to cool off. The maximum temperature for Thursday will be 77° and by Saturday will only be 65°. The low temperatures will also begin to cool. By Friday night, expect low temperatures in the 40°s where they will stay until at least next Tuesday.
FLORIDA EXPERIENCING GOOD WEATHER
The Southern Florida winter vegetable growing regions of Belle Glade and Immokalee have great weather at the moment. High temperatures are hovering around 88° while the low temperatures are holding at 73°. There are daily chances of afternoon showers, but nothing more than ½” per day. I would assume crops are progressing nicely for a mid-October start to many commodities from these regions.
There are a couple of disturbances in the Caribbean creating showers in the area, but the chances of these storms turning into a tropical disturbance are less than 5 percent at this time.
In the Pacific, we are following Tropical Storm Norda, which we mentioned above.
Thank you as always! We will be back later this week with another report.