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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.weat

COOL DOWN COMING TO CALIFORNIA TOMATO GROWING REGIONS
The mature green tomato growing regions of California will experience some cold nights later this week into next. Areas of the San Joaquin Valley will see minimum temps drop into the mid-40s starting this Thursday and lasting at least through Tuesday of next week. Firebaugh will see the coldest nights of all locations with minimum temps dropping down to 42 this Thursday. Expect volumes to slow down toward the end of the week. With this region still being the biggest shipping point of mature greens in the nation be aware that overall volumes may tighten next week as a result of the cooldown.

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)