COMPLIMENTARY
PRINT SUB

CLICK HERE

The-Produce-News-Logo-130

CURRENT ISSUE

view current print edition

PAST ISSUES

archives

 

 

 

 

North Carolina watermelons to bear the brunt of Hurricane Dorian

As of today the heaviest rainfall from Hurricane Dorian will fall on the coastal plains of North Carolina this Thursday, according to the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. Winds are anticipated to be upwards of 30 miles per hour on Thursday for the region, with rain totals up to six inches.weat

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 GOERGIA 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 are 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 in Virginia will see approximately two inches of rain on Thursday and Friday. They are also anticipating winds around 30 miles per hour on Friday.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)