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Weather not too peachy in Georgia; Coachella Valley feeling the heat

A cold spell is hitting Georgia with temperatures in the 40s and 30s. Warmer weather and about an inch of rain is expected over the weekend, but the cold will return early next week. Look for production to slow and possibly delay peach and berry production.wear

In the Coachella Valley triple-digit temperatures will break on Wednesday, April 11 for two days and then return to triple-digits highs. This affects citrus, eggplant, Bell peppers, green beans, corn, tomatoes and watermelon.

The San Joaquin Valley has slightly higher temps but otherwise solid growing conditions.

In Florida half an inch of rain is finishing up in the Palmetto area with slightly above-average temps and a light dusting of rain expected Sunday and Monday in other regions.

Guatemala continues to get pummeled with rain with no end in sight. Three to four inches are expected over the next few days, affecting mangos cantaloupes and honeydew.

In Mexico Puebla, Gunajuato and Queretaro continue to get rain with temps in the high 40s overnight; production should slow. Michoacan will have above-average temps for the next week.

All regions in Chile are looking good for the next 10 days, with great growing conditions.

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.

(Chad Barton is a co-founder Weathermelon)