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Tropical storm to hit the Hermosillo Valley today

Tropical Storm Sergio will miss major growing regions in Baja California, but it is expected bring more than three inches of rain to Hermosillo Valley today. It appears that Sergio is going to pass directly between Baja California's major growing regions without causing any serious damage to them.wear

In Vizcaino, the National Weather Service is predicting minimal rain of 0.1 inches and winds of 30 miles per hour, which could affect some shadehouse structures. In Ciudad Constitucion they are expecting 30-mile-per-hour winds and no rain.

Sonora, and specifically the growing area around the capital of Hermosillo, is expected to be affected by the storm. This area is expecting around 3.5 inches of rain today and winds of more than 40 miles per hour. Growers are harvesting melons, squash, peppers and beans from this region so markets could be affected. 

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)