Weathermelon Weather Report - February 28, 2020
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.
COOLER TEMPERATURES COMING TO CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND
A storm front will come through California this weekend bringing cooler temperatures across the state and chance of rain in coastal southern section and into Baja, CA.
Temperatures in Oxnard will drop from a high of 83° tomorrow to only 59° on Sunday. Minimum temperatures will drop by 10° from one day to the next. There is a slight chance of rain in Oxnard on Sunday. This is a big strawberry region right now.
Temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley will drop by more the 20° from a high today of 81° to only 59° on Sunday and a low of 39°. There is also a slight chance of rain for this valley. Citrus in the region shouldn’t be affected.
The area most vulnerable to rain from this storm will be berry growing regions in Baja, CA. The region of Ensenada, Mexico, about one hour south of San Diego, may see up to .25” of rain. Temperatures will also cool off dramatically in this area.
Look for temperatures to be remain on the cool side through Thursday before warming again for next weekend.
FLORIDA TO REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Freezing temperatures will continue in the northern part of Florida and southern Georgia while cold temperatures remain in the central and southern growing regions.
Belle Glade, Immokalee, and even Homestead, south of Miami, have seen low temperatures in the mid 40°s since Wednesday, and will continue through Saturday night.
Temperatures will begin to warm on Sunday and will reach a peak on Wednesday with maximum temperatures in the mid 80°s and minimum temperatures in the mid 50°s before cooling again into next weekend.
Look for production numbers to possibly be on the light side due to these cooler temperatures.
CENTRAL MEXICO BERRY REGIONS EXPERIENCING STABLE CLIMATE
The central Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacán, and Guanajuato are all experiencing perfect weather at the moment. Maximum temperatures throughout the entire region are in the mid 80°s with minimum temperatures in the upper 40°s to low 50°s. These temperatures will continue for at least the next ten days.
Look for continued strong numbers of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries out of Mexico.
WESTERN MEXICO VEGETABLE UPDATE
Culiacán has seen stable weather the last two weeks with maximum temperatures in the upper 80°s and low 90°s with minimum temperatures in the mid 50°s. Next Tuesday night, temperatures will dip by 10° with a low of 47° and a high of 73°, but will warm up once again on Wednesday. Maximum temperatures will be back in the 80°s by next Friday.
Look for strong production numbers to continue.
Thank you as always! We will be back next week with another report.