Category Two, Hurricane Orlene downgraded (previously category four) as it traveled northeast towards Mexico’s southern tip of Sinaloa. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 85mph as it made landfall south of Mazatlán at 9AM PST this morning.
- Hurricane Orlene will bring large destructive waves, heavy winds, and up to ten inches of rain
- The Sinaloa growing region has very fertile agricultural land with a large allocation of crops used for export in the late fall/winter season
- The main growing region of Culiacan is approximately 130 miles north of Mazatlán and should avoid a direct hit
- A wide variety of late fall vegetables are grown in Sinaloa including bell peppers, chiles, corn, cucumber, squash, and tomatoes
- Tomato plants are of greatest concern as they are further along than other crops
- The majority of the other crops are already in the ground with the last plantings occurring last week
- Mid-tech greenhouses and shade houses in the area are vulnerable to high winds and any fields saturated with rain might need to be replanted
- Markon will continue to monitor and update as more information becomes available
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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