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Weathermelon Weather Report - April 16, 2019

Weathermelon Weather Report - April 16, 2019



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 where the rain is falling, the sun is shining, and everything in between.


CALIFORNIA CHERRIES SAW MORE RAIN AND COLD TEMPERATURES LAST NIGHT

Last night, another cold winter storm came through the Modesto and Sacramento regions of California, bringing up to .40” of rain and dropping the minimum temperature down into the 40°s. Please check with shippers to see if it will affect production and or qualities. According to the California Cherry Commission website, the harvest start date for California cherries is less than 15 days away.

Once this region gets past this storm, the weather for Thursday and Friday should be beautiful, with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the upper 50°s. Saturday and Sunday will cool off in to the 70°s, but Monday, April 22, the highs will be back in the 80°s.

HEAT FOLLOWED BY COLD OUT WEST

The main growing regions of California, Arizona, and Western Mexico will all experience a 2-day heat wave this Thursday and Friday followed by a 2-day cooling period on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures across the state will rise by 15° on average this Thursday and Friday compared to today’s temperatures. Saturday and Sunday will cool off again by an average of 10°, but then look for temperatures to rise again starting Monday of next week.

Regions affected will be coastal California, the San Joaquin Valley, desert regions of California and Arizona, Baja California, Culiacan, and the Sonoran growing regions of Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregon. Please check the app for specific temperatures per location and commodities affected.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS

Watermelon season out of south Texas is getting close. Expect maximum temperaturess over the next 10 days to be in the upper 80°s and minimum temperatures to be in the upper 60°s, winds ranging from 20 – 25mph daily. There is currently a slight chance of rain for tomorrow and again next Wednesday, April 24.

FLORIDA AND GEORGIA TO SEE RAIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

All growing regions in Florida will see a decent shot of rain this Thursday and Friday. Regions will see anywhere from .50 to 1.0 inches of rain over the two days. This rain will cover all regions from central Georgia down to Homestead, Florida. This rain will be followed by two days of cooler temperatures on Saturday and Sunday. Please check the app for specific locations and all commodities that will be affected.


Thank you again for your support, and we will be back later this week with another update.

Weathermelon



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