Weathermelon Weather Report - October 16, 2019
- by David Robidoux
IRVINE, CA - Good morning, AndNowUKnow readers!
Across the nation, overall the weather is calm now. There are however two incidents I would like to bring to your attention. Both involve heavy rains and each take place on the southeastern coastal regions of their respective countries. One incident is happening in Mexico while the other is here in the U.S. Details below…
TWO BIG STORMS CONVERGING IN LIME GROWING REGION OF MEXICO
There are two separate storms converging over southern Mexico this week. One storm has formed off the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico while the other is sitting just off the coast of Guatemala in the Pacific Ocean. The combined power of these two storms will produce heavy showers over southern Mexico, northern Guatemala, and the Bay of Campeche. Expect flooding and mudslides, especially in the mountainous regions of Mexico and Guatemala.
Over the next three days, expect rain totals in excess of 6.00” in some of the lime and pineapple growing regions in the states of Tabasco and Oaxaca, Mexico.
The storm off the Pacific coast has the potential of becoming a tropical depression and possibly forming a cyclone by Wednesday. This storm will continue in a west-northwest direction at approximately 10 mph, hugging the coast of Mexico and possibly bringing rain and wind to the other states along the Mexican coast over the next few days.
If this storm continues its current path, it may move into the coastal states of Michoacán and Colima later in the week, which can cause issues with products grown in these regions such as limes, bananas, and berries.
HEAVY RAINS AND COOLER TEMPS COMING TO SOUTHERN GROWING REGIONS TODAY
There is a large storm moving across the southern coastal regions today, bringing heavy rains to Arkansas and southern Georgia.
Expect regions of Arkansas to receive well above 2.00” today while the growing regions of Moultrie, Georgia, will see approximately 1.50”.
Along with the rain will come cooler temperatures. Minimum temperatures in Georgia will drop by 20° tomorrow night, with a low of 70° tonight to a low of 49° tomorrow. These cold temperatures will continue through Thursday night before gradually warming again starting Friday.
Temperatures will rise over the weekend before cooling off again early next week.
We will be off the rest of the week for PMA events, but will be back next Tuesday with an all-new report. Thank you for your support.