UPDATE: COLD WEATHER FORECAST FOR IDAHO

February 17, 2022

Extremely low temperatures are forecast for next week in Eastern and Southern Idaho. This cold weather will affect potato production and delay loading times.

  • Temperatures need to be 18 degrees F or higher for five to seven hours of the day to haul potatoes from cellars to packing sheds
  • If low temperatures persist, packing hours may be reduced (for example, from eight to four hours)
  • Growers do not ship potatoes to packing sheds when temperatures are below 18 degrees F to avoid freezing raw product
  • Loading delays are likely due to short production windows
  • Markets have eased recently with weak demand, but could see an increase for a week or so, if production schedules are significantly impacted
  • Below is next week’s weather forecast:
February 2022                                   Idaho Falls, ID  –  Local Weather
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Hi:  33° Hi:  22° Hi:  17° Hi:  17° Hi:  17° Hi:  21° Hi:  26°
Lo:  18° Lo:   1° Lo:  -3° Lo:  -2° Lo:  -3° Lo:   3° Lo:   3°

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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