Weathermelon Weather Report - October 22, 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.
LOOK FOR PRODUCTION OUT OF COASTAL CALIFORNIA TO INCREASE THIS WEEK
A warming trend is coming to coastal growing regions of California this week and will most likely cause production to increase. The coastal regions of Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard will all see maximum temperatures in the mid to upper 80°s with some isolated 90°s this week through Friday. These temperatures are 15 to 20° above normal.
The warmer temperatures started yesterday in Oxnard and Santa Maria with a maximum of 84° and 88° respectively. In Salinas, the warmer temperatures will begin today reaching 84°. Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the week peaking on Thursday where Salinas will get up to 90°. The warmer temperatures will continue through Friday before beginning the cooldown on Saturday.
If you are a buyer, you may want to take advantage of any pricing opportunities that may present themselves due to a flush because come next Monday, the temperatures will swing the opposite direction with highs in the mid 60°s and minimum temperatures in the low 40°s. These cooler temperatures should slow production back down. Out of these regions are still coming heavy supplies of strawberries, broccoli, lettuces, etc.
SJ Valley and Coachella Valley will also see warmer temperatures this week in the 80°s and 90°s but the temperature increase compared to current conditions will not be as dramatic.
San Quintin and Vizcaino, Baja CA, Mexico will also participate in this warming trend will high temperatures in the mid 80°s and mid 90°s respectively. Maybe we see an increase of production out of these veg shade house growing regions this week?
CLEMENTINE REGION OF SPAIN TO SEE HEAVY RAINS TODAY
The Catalonia region of Spain which is a strong producer of citrus will receive approximate 2.50” of rain today. Something to be aware of if doing business in this area of the world.
Many parts of central Mexico are still experiencing daily rains as part of the warmer tropical weather this time of year. There however are no major storms currently to make note of. The Sinaloa regions of Culiacan and Los Mochis are experiencing perfect weather with no rain in the 10-day forecast. Expect early production out of this region something next month with early crops such as eggplant and cukes. Roma tomatoes should start sometime in late November or early December.
Tropical Storm Nestor came across the Florida panhandle and through Georgia over the weekend without much fanfare. Rain totals associated with the storm were relatively low, well under 1.00” throughout the areas. I don’t see this storm having much effect on production. The storm that came though the same area early in the week on the 14th and 15th had higher totals, around 3.00”.
Currently, there are no storms being reported by the National Hurricane Center in either the Atlantic or Pacific. They track activities about 48 hours in advance.
Thank you as always for your support. We will be back later this week with another report.