Weathermelon Weather Report - October 25, 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.
RECORD HEAT AND WIND CONTINUES OUT WEST
The warm temperatures in the California coastal growing regions continues through today. Oxnard/Camarillo area reached a high of 99° on Tuesday, tying a record set in 1965. The high temperatures continued in the 90°s Wednesday and yesterday. This region is also experienced high winds this week reaching 30 mph yesterday.
Salinas yesterday had a high of 92° and Santa Maria had a high of 87°. These extremely warm temperatures will continue through today. I would be on the lookout for increased production of strawberries, raspberries, bell peppers, lettuces, and other wet veg from these three regions.
As we mentioned on Tuesday, temperatures in these regions will begin to cool tomorrow and will experience chilly overnight lows starting as early as tomorrow in Salinas. Expect Salinas and Santa Maria to see low temperatures in the mid to lower 40°s all next week, dramatically reducing production compared to this week. Oxnard will see low temperatures in the 50°s next week.
AREGENTINA BLUEBERRY REGIONS EXPERIENCING WARM TEMPS
The main growing regions in Argentina will see daily maximum temperatures start to climb starting tomorrow. Temperatures in the region will be in the 90°s tomorrow and Sunday before jumping above the century mark on Monday, reaching 104° in the Corrientes region. These warmer temperatures will continue off and on throughout the week.
We might finally see an increase of production from Argentina with these warmer temperatures. We will keep an eye on the numbers. So far, Peru continues to be the main player out of South America with blueberries.
There is a low-pressure system located over the Bay of Campeche Mexico. Satellite data indicates the storm is not well defined and could become a short-lived tropical depression today before merging with a cold front later tonight. Gale force winds are expected behind the cold front over the western Gulf of Mexico later tonight and tomorrow. Look for high winds along the coastal states of Veracruz, Tabasco, and Campeche. These are citrus growing regions.
There is no activity forecast in the next 48 hours.
Thank you as always for your support. We will be back next week with another report.