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Market Report February 13, 2019

WEATHER UPDATE

The strong storm system out west tapping into subtropical moisture will bring strong winds and heavy rains to California over the next couple of days. Cold air behind the system will bring showers and cold temperatures into the weekend. The southwestern desert regions will see a chance of light rain and cooler temperatures as the system passes. Cold temperatures behind the system bring a chance of lettuce ice to the region early next week. High pressure builds next week with a drying pattern expected. Mostly dry and seasonal temperatures across Central Mexico look to continue with a chance of rain in Northern Mexico as the storms pass to the north. A cold front moves through Florida mid-week with light rain across the state a weaker system moves later in the week with scattered showers. Temperatures warm into the weekend with another chance of showers early next week.

FREIGHT UPDATE

California and Yuma trucks are both plentiful this week. Washington apple trucks remain steady. Idaho potato and onion trucks remain tighter than normal for this time of year. Colorado trucks are also tighter than normal. The national average on diesel remained steady this week and is still at 2.966 per gallon. California prices remained steady and are now at 3.714 per gallon. Crude oil prices remained steady and are currently at 53.37 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Grapes (Green): Supplies remain limited and markets are firm.

Grapes (Red): Availability and market shifts are expected by the weekend.

 

TRANSITIONS & TEMPERATURE

Potatoes (colored): New crop Florida is going with good supplies of all colors.

 

A Peak at Peak Seasons

Potatoes: Storage potatoes out of shipping points (Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Wisconsin) are in peak season