Over the weekend, the slow-moving tropical storm named Ophelia brought heavy rain to the Carolinas and Virginia. The storm delivered flooding and power outages to coastal communities.
Hurricane Lee, a powerful storm, is on the Atlantic horizon. Forecasters are still uncertain if the storm will stay offshore. Though not expected to impact major harvesting regions in the Southeast, this powerful major hurricane is worth watching for potential impacts in the Northeastern U.S.
The California fresh fruit industry – like so many commodities in the Central Valley – has contended with a season unlike any we’ve seen in generations.
“Hurricane Idalia brought heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge to the Big Bend region of Florida," said Christina Morton, director of communications for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association on Sept. 1.
Hurricane Idalia dropped significant rain in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Although Idaia made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm, by the time the system reached Georgia, maximum wind gusts fell to 73 mph.
Hurricane Hilary delivered wind and rain to many of California’s table grape vineyards at peak harvest time for most of the 90 varieties grown in the state.
Hurricane Hilary is impacting several markets this week. Long-term impacts are still being assessed, but prices are on the rise for several commodities.
For the first time in 84 years, a tropical storm has hit Southern California. Hurricane Hilary struck the coast of Mexico and then Southern California as a tropical storm yesterday.
Tomatoes have become unaffordable for many in India, even though they are a mainstay of the nation’s superb cuisine.
Apparently, in response to last month’s audacity to be, on average, one of the coolest Junes in the last few years, July weather is determined to set the whole North American continent ablaze.