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Weather to help pick up Mexican tomato volume
Current temps in the Coachella Valley are nice with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the upper 40s. Come next Monday and Tuesday temps will cool off as max temps will only reach the low 60s and min temps will dip into the mid-30s. These temps will probably not have any effect on the broccoli and lettuce coming from the region but could slow down the production... Read more
California drying out, warm spell for Peruvian blueberries and grapes
Look for southern Florida to have above-average temps this week leading to a possible uptick in production of veg and berries. At the southern end of the peninsula near Homestead look for max temps in the mid-80s all this week with min temps in the upper 60s and even some possible 70-degree min temps this week -- excellent weather for maximum production. Farther... Read more
Strawberries expected to pick up next week
Last week the major coastal strawberry-growing regions of California receive up to two inches of rain along with cold temperatures, leading to a reduction in the volume of strawberries coming from these regions. Max temps were in the 50s and min temps in the upper 30s and low 40s for the majority of the week. Today another storm is coming through Southern California... Read more
Major storms headed toward western growing regions
A large tropical disturbance has formed in the Pacific off the southern tip of Baja California. This storm will produce heavy rains over the growing regions in the southern Baja peninsula and northwest mainland Mexico. Culiacan, Sinaloa, is expected to receive more than four inches of rain starting later tonight and continuing through Friday. This region has... Read more
Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps
There are two storms converging over Southern California, Arizona and northwestern Mexico over the next few days. Remnants of Tropical Storm Raymond coming up from Mexico will drop over an inch of rain throughout northwestern Mexico and the Southwest in the U.S. This storm will mix with a cold trough coming down from Alaska, bringing colder temps to the area. Many... Read more
West to warm this weekend, Texas grapefruit gets a chill
A ridge of high pressure will bring above-average temps to California growing regions this weekend. Starting tomorrow, temperatures will rise by 15 to 20 degrees above where they were most of this week. Oxnard, CA, will have a high temp of 80 tomorrow, 82 on Sunday and 77 on Monday. Salinas will see max temps this weekend of 71, 75 and 75. Santa Maria will have... Read more
Freeze to mark end of Georgia, northern Florida fall seasons
Freezing temperatures tonight and tomorrow in southern Georgia and northern Florida growing regions should pretty much bring an end to any production still coming from these areas. Expect the min temps in the region to be around 32 tonight and 34 on Wednesday night. Minimum temps on Thursday will rise back into the 40s where they will remain through... Read more
First frost coming to Florida, Georgia
Starting today look for temps in and around Quincy, FL, to begin a downward slide that will culminate next Tuesday with min temps touching the freezing mark. Look for the min temp to only reach 43 tonight, which is a drop of 20 degrees from yesterday. Today’s max temp will only reach 66. These cooler temps will continue through the weekend. Next Tuesday a storm... Read more
Coachella Valley hit with freezing temperatures
We knew it was going to get cold, but not this cold. Last Thursday and Friday isolated locations in the Coachella Valley saw minimum temps dip below the freezing line. Thursday’s min temp at the Thermal Airport was 32, while Friday saw the min temp drop to 30. Saturday and Sunday saw min temps in the mid-30s. Green beans and Bell peppers coming from this region... Read more
Lettuce, celery and strawberry volume to drop
After five straight days of high temps in the upper 80s and high 90s and low temps in the mid-50s, the coastal California growing regions of Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard experienced a dramatic climatic change over the weekend. Starting this past Saturday, the high temps in the region dropped by 15 to 20 degrees and will continue on the cool side through this... Read more
Production to increase out of Coastal California
This week a warming trend is coming to coastal growing regions of California and will most likely cause production to increase. The coastal regions of Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard will all see max temps in the mid- to upper 80s with some isolated 90s this week through Friday. These temps are 15 to 20 degrees above normal. The warmer temps started yesterday... Read more
Storms to hit southeastern U.S. and Mexico
The weather in the United States is mostly calm now; however, there are areas with heavy rains on the southeastern coastal regions of the U.S. and Mexico. There are two separate storms converging over southern Mexico this week. One storm has formed off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico while the other is sitting just off the coast... Read more
Cold front may put an end to Michigan's growing season
Michigan’s growing season, which has continued longer than normal this year due to the unusually warm temperatures, might finally be coming to an end. Today many growing regions in the state will see a cold front come through bringing rain and much colder temperatures. Areas that only yesterday saw a high of 73 and a low of 60 will see a high of 48 and a low... Read more
Unexpected storm hits Florida tomato growers
Florida's fall tomato-growing region of Palmetto and Ruskin saw heavy rain yesterday. The unexpected storm dropped over three inches of rain in less than three hours. There was no wind associated with this storm. Approximately 100 miles south in the growing region of Immokalee they received some rain last night but not nearly as much as in Palmetto. COOL... Read more
Record-breaking heat in the Southeast
The last several weeks have seen excessive heat and a lack of rain in the Southeast. Temperatures throughout the region have been well above normal with highs in the upper 90s and many locations above 100. Many high temp records have been broken in cities from Florida to Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee over the past two weeks. To make matters worse, the region... Read more
Mexican growing areas hit by Tropical Storm Narda
Over the weekend Tropical Storm Narda strengthened, dropping heavy amounts of rain along Mexico's coastal regions of Colima and Michoacan. The storm is hugging the Pacific coast moving up through the states of Sinaloa and will be into Sonora by tomorrow, hitting growing areas for veg. COOLDOWN COMING TO THE MID-ATLANTICTomorrow will be an extremely hot... Read more
Cold weather to affect California, Michigan and Oregon production
It appears summer in Michigan might finally be coming to an end next week. Next Thursday, Oct. 3, min temperatures in the state will dip into the mid-40s and highs only reach into the upper 50s. These cooler temps will continue through the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Expect production to slow down at the end of next week. In the meantime, temperatures will remain warm... Read more
Cool weather could finish off Northwest blues
As the Blueberry season winds down in the Northwest, the cold weather next week might finally bring it to an end. Starting this Thursday, nightly low temps in Oregon and Washington will dip into the 40s for the first time this season. By Sunday the low will be 44 and the high will only be 62. These cooler temps will continue through at least the 10-day forecast. Overall... Read more
Tropical storm headed toward growing regions
Over the past two days Tropical Storm Lorena has been hugging the west coast of Mexico along the states of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco, dropping several inches of rain during the process. The storm has now left the coast and per the National Hurricane Center it is headed toward the Baja peninsula. The storm is expected to scoot up the pacific coast dropping... Read more
Heat wave to bump California veg and berry production
Get ready for an end-of-summer heat wave to hit California's coastal veg and berry regions next week. The growing regions of Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard will experience a prolonged heat wave starting this Saturday and going into the end of next week. Current high temps in these regions are in the lower 70s and low temps in the lower 50s, but by Saturday... Read more