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Florida heats up while Culiacan cools down
Florida saw rain on Wednesday, as well as lower temps for the day. Today things are back to normal but get ready for the heat coming next week. Starting this Sunday and continuing all next week temps will be well above normal in Florida. Belle Glade, Homestead, Immokalee will all see max temps in the upper 80 degrees, with some isolated 90s and mins in the upper... Read more
California rains continue to play havoc on markets
As the rain continues in California the markets also continue their march higher. All commodities currently coming from the coastal regions of California have seen excessive rain over the past month leading to decreased supplies and major issues with quality. Strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and celery have all seen prices rise again this past week... Read more
Cool temps continue in California
Cool weather continues all this week in California. Although the rain has stopped for now the cool temperatures have remained and will stick around into next week. Oxnard and Santa Maria will experience maximum temps in the mid-50s through the weekend and all next week. Minimum temps will range from the high 30s into the upper 40s over the next 10 days. This... Read more
Coldest temps of the year to hit California
California's storms started last Friday evening and brought rain off and on through yesterday afternoon. The heaviest rains occurred on Saturday, and now the coldest temperatures of the winter are coming to California this week. Overall Oxnard received over three inches of rain; this is a main region for strawberries right now along with celery, cabbage and... Read more
California storms to hit strawberries, heat wave could give Chile the blues
Don’t expect strawberries out of California for Valentine’s Day. Rain began in earnest yesterday in coastal California; things are expected to get worse throughout the weekend. Strawberries and other items out of Oxnard, Santa Maria and Irvine are expected to be greatly affected. Yesterday’s storm was actually bigger than originally anticipated. Oxnard was predicted... Read more
Florida showers, fun ends in California, cooldown in Culiacan
Florida definitely got a good amount of rain over the weekend with some locations getting over four inches. The heaviest rains came Saturday night into Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, Belle Glade received 3.5 inches of rain between Saturday and Sunday. Immokalee received over four inches of rain, and Plant City, which wasn’t expecting... Read more
Strawberry volumes to jump, rain could affect Florida veg
Things have changed greatly in Florida since Tuesday. All major growing regions in southern Florida are expected to see rain all weekend with totals between two and four inches, depending upon location. Crops such as Bell peppers, cukes, tomatoes, green beans and corn are coming from these areas. Supplies may be affected. Belle Glade yesterday saw about 0.75... Read more
A week without weather issues
Things are fairly calm around the United States and in Mexico this week with no major weather issues to report. Florida saw cold temps Sunday night into Monday morning, with Immokalee getting down to 39 early Monday morning while Belle Glade saw a low of 40 and Plant City a low of 36. Florida will warm up today and tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the warmest day... Read more
California drying out, cooler temps for Florida
This Sunday expect cold temperatures to hit the entire state of Florida along with some rain in the southern growing regions. The central peninsula regions of Plant City and Lakeland, where strawberries are coming from right now, will see the coldest temps getting down to 38 on Sunday night. This region will also see winds of up to 25 miles per hour on Sunday.... Read more
 Parade of rain in California, Florida's strange weather continues
The strange weather in Florida continues with rain and cold temps coming on Sunday, and the biggest grouping of storms to hit California in several years is now upon us.  California's rain began Monday in earnest and will continue off and on before clearing out Friday.    The most intense locations for rain from these storms will be in the areas... Read more
Rain to hit California, Florida's roller coaster continues
Rain is coming to California, but the rain predicted for Mexico from these same storms had pretty much fizzled out. In Florida the roller coaster continues with unstable temperatures.  The coastal growing regions of California will see the most rain while the deserts will stay relatively dry. Depending on locations throughout the state you may... Read more
Extended rain coming to California, Culiacan returns to normal temps
A couple nights of cool weather are coming to Florida this week and next, and a significant amount of rain is coming to California and Baja California Mexico next week. After 10 days of extreme cold in the state of Sinaloa, temps are finally back to normal, but reduced supplies are coming from the region. This Wednesday and Thursday, Florida can expect... Read more
Nogales wakes up to snow, cold temps could slow lettuce
While Florida continues to experience optimal growing conditions, Nogales woke up to snow on the ground, and near-freezing temperatures are set to hit lettuce- and wet veg-growing areas in California and Arizona.  DESERT SOUTHWESTNear-freezing temperatures are coming to the U.S. lettuce-growing regions tonight and tomorrow night. The main lettuce... Read more
Tomato, pepper supplies to tighten in Nogales
Cold weather is coming to Culiacan, which could cause production issues for a variety of produce crossing in Nogales and McAllen, TX. At the same time warmer weather is expected to boost production in Florida. CULIACAN COOLDOWNA cool down is coming to Culiacan, Mexico this week. This time of year Culiacan is a main Mexican growing region for tomatoes, Bell... Read more
Florida heats up while Culiacan cools down
FLORIDA HEATS UP Florida got hit by a good shot of rain over the last two days. Now come the cooler temps today through Sunday with minimums in to the 40s in all the major growing regions up and down the state. This will probably lead to a slight reduction in harvest numbers over the next few days. Florida will finally get some relief for Christmas as... Read more
While cold weather is headed to Florida as well as some of Mexico's veg-, berry- and avocado-growing regions, a mini heatwave is coming to the desert southwest in the U.S. and inland growing regions of Chile. FLORIDARain is coming to Florida on Wednesday and Thursday; the Sunshine State should also expect cold temps Saturday night. Tomorrow and Thursday... Read more
Freezing temps coming for veg- and berry-growing regions
Several veg- and berry-growing locations in Mexico are expecting freezing temperatures tonight. Last night, tonight and tomorrow will see extreme cold temps in the some of Mexico's main lettuce-, broccoli- and celery-growing regions as well as the berry-growing regions of Jacona, Zamora and Tangancicuaro, Michoacán. Tonight will be the coldest night out... Read more
Weather around the country and Mexico stable
Weather in general around the country and in Mexico is pretty stable right now. No major issues to report. The valley of Culiacan received up to 3” of rain last Friday.   FLORIDA Florida is experiencing some fluctuating temperatures over the next ten days but nothing serious.     Belle Glade yesterday and today with have highs... Read more
More rain headed to western growing areas
Another shot of rain is coming to the west of the United States and Mexico next week. The rain will start today in Northern California and make its way down the coast of Baja California and Sinaloa by Thursday afternoon into Friday. Today the areas of Salinas and Santa Maria are expecting up to 0.25 inches of rain and the same amount tomorrow. Temps for these... Read more
Cool temps provide no relief for tight markets
Areas of Mexico continue to be unseasonably cool. Florida will be cold the next two nights, followed by a five-day warming trend; look for production to slow down for the rest of the week. In the central coast of California, rain and cold weather might slow down production as well. Tonight and tomorrow night will see minimum temps in the low to mid-40s... Read more