Weathermelon Weather Report - September 3, 2019
- by David Robidoux
IRVINE, CA - Good morning, AndNowUKnow readers!
While nothing is for sure in regard to Dorian, 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.
NORTH CAROLINA WATERMELONS TO SEE BRUNT OF STORM
As of today, per the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, the heaviest rainfall from Dorian will fall on the coastal plains of North Carolina this Thursday.
The city of Seven Springs is anticipated to receive 6.00” of rain. Clinton will see 5.00+” and Fayetteville will see 2.50+” of rain. Winds are anticipated to be upwards of 30 mph on Thursday for the region.
This region of North Carolina is a large producer of watermelons this time of year. As we have seen with this storm, things can change from one day to the next so trying to anticipate what will actually happen on Thursday is only an educated guess at this point.
FLORIDA AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA WILL BE SPARED
As of today, there is no heavy rain or wind forecast for the main Fall growing regions of Florida or Georgia. In fact, there is only sunny skies anticipated for eastern and northern Florida as well as Southeastern Georgia.
VIRGINIAN TOMATOES TO SEE MODERATE RAIN
As of today, the tomato growing regions of Hanover and Onley, Virginia, will see approximately 2.00” of rain on Thursday and Friday. They are also anticipating winds around 30 mph on Friday.
NOTHING IS FOR SURE
As we have seen, current predictions with Dorian have changed dramatically to what was forecasted only last Friday. What we are presenting today is the latest info we have but there is no certainty as to who will actually see heavy rain totals and who will not. We will have a recap for you on Friday.
Thank you as always! We will be back later this week with another report.