Weathermelon Weather Report - January 21, 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.
NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES COMING TO FLORIDA TONIGHT
Tonight will bring some of the coldest temperatures to Florida this winter so far. Plant City in the central part of the state will see a minimum temperature of 33° and a high of only 56°. These temperatures shouldn’t affect the strawberries from this region but could slow production a bit. Tomorrow, the minimum temperature will be 48°.
Thursday and Friday will be a touch warmer with minimums in the 50°s, but by Saturday they will be back into the 40°s where they will stay through next Tuesday.
Immokalee will see a minimum temperature tonight of 36°. Tomorrow through Friday, the region will see minimum temperatures in the 50°s, but will be back into the 40°s by Saturday where they will remain through next Tuesday.
Arcadia will touch 32° tonight, and even Homestead, south of Miami, will get in on the fun with a minimum temperature of 38° tonight.
The only major growing region that will not see minimum temperatures in the 30°s tonight is Belle Glade, which should stay right at the 40° or above.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER OUT WEST
Western growing areas in California and Arizona can expect perfect weather over the next 10 days. The desert regions will see maximum temperatures in the mid 70°s and minimums in the low 50°s. Look for good quality and numbers out of Yuma and Coachella over the next ten days.
Coastal regions of Oxnard and Santa Maria will see maximum temperatures in the mid to upper 60°s over the next ten days with possible 70°s this Thursday and Friday for both locations. Minimum temperatures will be in the upper 40°s. Look for good supply and quality over the next ten days of items from these regions, strawberries, broccoli, celery, etc.
Perfect weather for the next ten days. Maximum temperatures in the mid 70°s and minimum temperatures in the upper 40°s. Possibility of an isolated shower here or there, but nothing major. Perfect berry weather.
Occasional high clouds throughout the week with slight chances of rain, but nothing above 20 percent at the moment. Maximum temperatures will be in the low 70°s and minimum temperatures in the upper 40°s. Perfect weather for winter veg coming from this region.
Maximum temperatures in Culiacán will cool throughout the week from a high yesterday of 90° to only 82° this Saturday. Minimum temperatures will remain in the mid 50°s but dropping possibly into the upper 40°s by next Wednesday the 29th. Look for partly cloudy skies this Thursday through Saturday.
Perfect summer weather up and down the country of Chile right now. Temperatures are mostly average with highs ranging from the upper 70°s to low 90°s depending upon the region. There doesn’t appear to be any rain in the forecast. Look for good quality and numbers out of Chile on summer fruit.
Thank you as always! We will be back later this week with another report.