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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
Northwest cooling, but summer holding strong in Michigan
The heat is coming to California this weekend. Expect temperatures to be hot today and tomorrow; they will begin to cool off starting Sunday. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s today and tomorrow in the coastal growing regions of Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard. Growing regions just inland from the coast such as Hollister, Santa Paula and Soledad will see... Read more
Cold, rain to affect blueberries; heatwave hitting California
The cooler weather in the San Joaquin Valley will continue through tomorrow with max temps in the mid 80s. Starting Thursday temps will begin to warm day over day, reaching a peak of 101 on Saturday in Fresno and Bakersfield. The northern end of the valley near Modesto and Sacramento will reach 99 on Saturday. On Monday the heatwave will break, and max temps... Read more
Coastal North Carolina takes the brunt of Dorian
Hurricane Dorian is causing severe damage to the North Carolina coast, dumping enormous amounts of rain. The coastline between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington saw record-setting rainfall yesterday and continues to rain into this morning. We are talking about rain totals well above 10 inches so far and there might be more to come today. The growing region of Fayetteville... Read more
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. This region of North Carolina is a... Read more
Excessive heat for the Northwest, San Joaquin Valley and Chile
Parts of Oregon and Washington can expect excessive heat today and tomorrow. In Oregon the entire length of the Willamette Valley from Eugene up to Portland will see high temps today and tomorrow in the upper 90s with some isolated 100-degree temps. This is about 10 degrees above Monday’s highs. This valley is a big player in the berry markets this time of year... Read more
British Columbia cherries warming up as Chile gets winter heat wave
British Columbia, which is large producer of cherries and berries this time of year, will experience a heat wave starting today and lasting through next Wednesday. Temperatures will rise approximate 10 degrees above where they were yesterday. Max temps will range from the mid-80s to low 90s depending on the exact location in the area. These warmer temps could... Read more
East gets rain, West gets a break from heat
Showers are returning to the eastern half of the country, heat out West is dissipating and there is a potential tropical depression forming out in the Caribbean. RAIN THIS WEEK FOR EASTERN HALF OF COUNTRYAlmost the entire eastern half of the country will receive rain this week, which should be a welcome relief for many who haven’t see precipitation for well... Read more
Record heat coming this weekend
A massive heat dome out west will bring record temps to multiple California growing locations this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be the hottest days of the summer so far.  The southern half of the Salinas Valley from Gonzales down to King City will see max temps of 100 on Saturday and 103 on Sunday. Farther south the growing region of Santa Maria will... Read more
Excessive heat coming to California, storm to hit N.C. watermelon growers
California will experience a heat wave all this week that will affect several major growing regions. All points of the San Joaquin Valley will see max temps well above 100 all week. Bakersfield and Fresno will be at 105 today and tomorrow but will rise to 107 on Thursday where it will remain through Monday of next week. The northern end of the valley will... Read more
Excessive heat warnings through the weekend
The majority of the Midwest and Northeast — including numerous growing regions — will experience their first major heat wave of the summer this weekend. The combination of excessive heat and humidity will lead to heat indexes of well above 100 — and even approaching 110. This heat should break on Monday or Tuesday depending on location. Expect high temperatures... Read more
Extreme heat hitting growing areas throughout the country
It appears the majority of eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and western Tennessee escaped any serious rains from Hurricane Barry. As of late Monday evening, rain totals for the past 48 hours were under 1.5 inches for this region, though there be isolated areas with higher totals. This should be good news for the local watermelon deals coming out of these areas. What... Read more
Tropical storm Barry bringing heavy rains to the Mississippi Valley
Tropical storm Barry is projected to make landfall sometime Saturday along the Louisiana coast. As of right now Barry is still officially a tropical storm (wind speed 39 to 73 miles per hour) but has the potential to become a hurricane by Saturday (wind speed 74 mph and above). Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over southeast... Read more
Hurricane forming, heat hitting California and Michigan
Starting this Thursday extreme high temps are expected to hit California, which could affect quality of many commodities.  In the southern deserts where grapes are still being harvested, look for a high of 115 on Thursday and 118 on Friday. Saturday through next Tuesday will experience a high of 116. Low temps will remain extremely warm during these six... Read more
Daily rain for the East Coast, heat hanging over Michigan
Above-average temperatures continue in Michigan with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s. These temperatures are approximate 10 degrees above normal for both the high and low. By the time the heat breaks they will have experience over 10 consecutive days of above-average temperatures. These warmer temps will continue through at least Friday. On Saturday,... Read more
Heat hitting growing areas in U.S., Chile still bundling up
Above-average temperatures continue in Michigan. Highs over the next seven days will be well above normal: into the upper 80s with a possible 90 degree temperature coming next Monday. Minimum temps are also above normal at 68 over the next seven days. Temperatures will finally drop back down to normal of 80 for a high and 60 for a low by Saturday, July 6.  WARMING... Read more
Chile gets chilly, Garden State set to break loose
Last night many growing regions of Chile experienced freezing temps with minimums dropping as low as 27 in certain areas. Other regions only saw minimum temps in the low 30s. There were also isolated showers last night with some regions receiving up to 0.25 inches of rain. Last night will be the coldest night of the week. Today, Wednesday and Thursday will warm... Read more
Hard freeze could hit Chilean citrus
Get ready for extreme cold temperatures and rain to hit regions of Chile next week. Low temperatures could drop to as low as 26 degrees on multiple nights in certain regions of the country. The coldest nights are expected to be Monday, June 24, Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th. During the five-day stretch the minimum temps are expected to go below freezing... Read more
Chile's first winter storm is on the way
Starting next Monday many growing regions in Chile will experience at least four days of cold, wet weather. The storm will affect the middle of the country. High temperatures in these regions are currently in the mid-70s and lows in the mid-40s. Come Sunday temps will begin to drop, and by Tuesday, June 25 max temps will only be in the mid-40s and min temps will... Read more
Western heat wave ends, but more heat coming
The heat wave that engulfed most western growing areas the last six days came to an end yesterday, and temperatures for the most part have returned to normal.  Although the heat is over you might want to keep a close eye on the quality of products coming from certain regions out west at least for a few more days. The heat can be good for some regions... Read more