Crop Update- Weather

Crop Update- Weather

Weds, Jan 31st, 2024

Dear Ole Tyme Produce Customers:

The West Coast is bracing for a series of powerful storm systems set to impact the entire region beginning today and

into late next week. These systems will tap into subtropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean stretching back near

Hawaii creating an atmospheric river event (Pineapple Express) that will bring substantial rainfall and strong winds to

California, the Southwestern Desert, Baja and Northern Mexico.

The first system expected late Wednesday through Friday will be followed by a brief break over the weekend before the next stronger system expected early next week. Many crops will be in the line of fire across the Southwest as these systems roll through.

Citrus harvests in Central California will be delayed as the wet conditions will limit harvest crews’ access to the

groves. This rain may also increase the size structure of the remaining fruit on the trees, already very light on smaller

sized fruit.

Strawberry fields in Southern California will see significant rainfall and possible flooding through early next week at a

minimum. Baja will also likely see substantial precipitation especially to the north impacting production from this


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative or our Customer Service team.

Thank you,

Ole Tyme Produce

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