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Heavy rains in Mexico, cool temps coming for cherries

The tropical disturbance discussed last Friday has moved north over to the Gulf of Mexico side of the Yucatan Peninsula. This disturbance will likely produce heavy rains over portions of southern and eastern Mexico during the next few days. Heavy rains are also likely to spread over southeastern Texas and Louisiana through Thursday.weat

Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz (Persian limes) yesterday received up to three inches of rain.

To the west of Veracruz in the state of Puebla the growing regions will see significant rain over the next two days. This region produces broccoli and lettuces this time of year.

For other commodities and locations affected by these rains check the Weathermelon app.

CANADIAN CHERRIES TO SEE RAIN AND COLD TEMPS
Cherries growing regions of British Columbia will experience a late winter storm this week. The storm will come in Thursday, bringing cold temps and rain. Max temps during this three-day period will range from the mid-50s to the mid-60s, which is 15 to 20 degrees below the current high temps. The minimum temps will dip into the mid-40s. Rainfall over the three-day period will range from 0.25 inches to 0.55 inches depending upon location.

COLD IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
This same storm affecting British Columbia will also bring cold temps and a chance of rain to Washington and Oregon, possibly affecting the cherry crop.

Hood River on Friday will see a max temp of only 53, which 20 degrees below today’s high temp. This area may see a light rain Friday as well. The Yakima and Wenatchee valleys of Washington will also see cooler temps and a chance for rain later this week. These three locations are also cherry-growing regions.

By Tuesday, June 11 things will change as the region enters a heatwave.

SEVEN DAYS OF RAIN COMING TO THE SOUTH
The southeastern states can expect daily chances of rain starting tomorrow and continuing through at least next Tuesday. Daily rain totals will range from 0.25 inches to an inch depending on the region and day.

CALIFORNIA TO SEE COOLER TEMPS THURSDAY/FRIDAY BUT THEN WILL HEAT UP THIS WEEKEND
Temps across California growing regions will drop by 10 to 15 degrees this Thursday and Friday as the tail end of the low pressure hitting the Northwest will come through. There is no rain expected, only cool temps. Regions of the San Joaquin Valley currently in the upper 90s will drop to the mid-80s and areas currently in the mid-80s will drop to the upper 60s. On Friday temperatures will bounce back to normal.

Starting Sunday, the script will flip as warm temps come across the state. Expect regions such as Salinas and Santa Maria to see max temps into the 80s from Sunday through Wednesday of next week. Fresno and Bakersfield can expect max temps in the low 100s, and the desert regions will see a peak temperature of 108 next Wednesday.

Look for volumes to pick up next week out of these regions. 

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)