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November 13, 2023

A multi-day rain event is forecast to affect most California growing regions this week. Light showers may occur as early as this afternoon in the Salinas Valley, becoming light-to moderate rain on Wednesday, November 15 through Friday, November 17 before tapering off on Saturday, November 18.

Anywhere from one to three inches of rain may be recorded in the Salinas Valley whereas the Santa Maria and Oxnard areas may see two to four inches. The Arizona/California desert region, which is just getting underway, may receive a quarter of an inch of rain towards the end of this week, but forecast confidence is low for those areas at this time.

Growers in Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard are packing orders ahead of time as much as possible in anticipation of wet/muddy field conditions following the rain. Of particular concern are broccoli, cauliflower, and celery supplies that remain in Salinas, as well as strawberries and cilantro from the Santa Maria and Oxnard areas.

Markon inspectors will monitor supplies closely and will update further as conditions merit.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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