Weathermelon Weather Report - September 10, 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.
HEAT WAVE TO HIT CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND
San Joaquin Valley
The cooler weather in the San Joaquin Valley will continue through tomorrow with maximum temperatures in the mid 80°s. Starting Thursday, temperatures will begin to warm day over day reaching a peak of 101° on Saturday in the cities of Fresno and Bakersfield. The northern end of the valley near Modesto and Sacramento will reach 99° on Saturday.
On Monday, the heatwave will break and maximum temperatures will be back down into the mid 80°s for the remainder of the week. These cooler temperatures are about 10° below normal for early September.
Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard will all see much higher temperatures this weekend. These three regions, which are currently experiencing normal high temperatures in the low to mid 70°s, will see temperatures jump 10-15° Thursday through Saturday. Friday will be the hottest day of the heat wave with Salinas reaching 88° while Oxnard and Santa Maria will peak out at 85°. Maybe a bump in production?
MICHIGAN TO SEE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES IN LAST THREE WEEKS
Could we see a rise in volume of bell peppers?
Temperatures in Michigan will jump 10-15° today, getting into the upper 80°s with an isolated 90° temperature in the Southwestern part of the state. These warmer temperatures will last through Thursday. Could this lead to more volume of certain crops such as bell peppers toward the end of the week?
Temperatures will be back into the 70°s on Friday and by next Monday will see some low 80°s by early next week.
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND RAIN TO AFFECT BLUEBERRIES IN OREGON?
The storm we talked about coming to Oregon this week has brought cooler temperatures and some light rain. Maximum temperatures yesterday and today were only in the upper 60°s. High temperatures will warm again on Thursday and Friday into the 80°s but another cool form will come through starting Saturday, bringing cooler maximum temperatures back into the 60°s and daily chances of rain.
Could these cooler temperatures and rain slow down the berry harvest? Please check with shippers.
NEW JERSEY TO EXPERIENCE BEAUTFUL WEATHER THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT WEEK
New Jersey will experience its own little heatwave this week as temperatures continue to rise reaching a peak of 89° on Thursday. Temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend, but will remain in the mid 80°s all next week with minimum temperatures in the mid 60°s. There is a slight chance of rain this Thursday.
These warm temperatures will remain through at least next week.
There is a disturbance in the Pacific several hundred miles off the coast of Mexico due South of the state of Oaxaca. Currently the disturbance is not affecting any land and is moving in a West-Northwest direction. We will update you on Friday.
In the Atlantic, there are several disturbances out east of the Caribbean, but none are being predicted to turn into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.
Thank you as always! We will be back later this week with another report.