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Chile gets chilly, Garden State set to break loose

Last night many growing regions of Chile experienced freezing temps with minimums dropping as low as 27 in certain areas. Other regions only saw minimum temps in the low 30s. There were also isolated showers last night with some regions receiving up to 0.25 inches of rain.weat

Last night will be the coldest night of the week. Today, Wednesday and Thursday will warm a bit with minimum temps remaining in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Another storm will come into Chile Friday, bringing more freezing temps and heavy rains. Some regions can expect up to 1.75 inches of rain with minimum temps in the low 30s.

GET READY FOR THE GARDEN STATE TO BREAK LOOSE 
Warmer temps are coming to New Jersey. The state's average temps for the month of June are a high of 81 and low of 60. Yesterday New Jersey saw a max temp of 86 and a low of 71. Over the next five days temps will rise even more with highs reaching into the mid-90s while lows will remain in the low 70s. 

As growers will tell you, warm nights are more important than warm days in the pace of production of commodities. With these warm minimum temps, look for production in the Garden State to speed up.

COOLDOWN COMING TO THE NORTHWEST
The states of Oregon and Washington will experience cooler-than-normal temps and a chance of rain from Wednesday to Friday. Average temps in Oregon for June are a high of 75 and low of 54. Over the next three days this region will see maximum temps of only 63 and minimums of 47.

The growing regions in Washington will remain warmer than Oregon but will also be well below normal for this time of year. In the Yakima Valley, average temps for June are a high of 89 and a low of 61. The next three days will see highs in the mid-70s and lows in the upper 40s.

On Saturday things will begin to warm and by Monday temps will be back to normal. Come Wednesday of next week there is potential for a heat wave.

MINI HEATWAVE COMING TO MICHIGAN
Starting today Michigan will experience a heat wave over the next eight to 10 days. Today’s high will be 81 with a low of 65. Temperatures will hit a high-water mark on Thursday with a high of 87 and a low of 69. These temps are about 15 degrees above normal and will last at least through next Tuesday. 

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)