California Almonds Weather Update 30.01.24
Unusually warm temperatures have sparked an early bloom of Madera County Sonora Almonds, which has caused some concerns among buyers. However, a Pineapple Express is headed towards the U.S. and will hopefully bring cooler weather along with it.
What is a Pineapple Express?
A Pineapple Express is a long, narrow region of atmospheric pressure that transports a plume of tropical moisture from Hawaii to the west coast of North America, typically affecting the western United States and Canada. This phenomenon is often associated with heavy rainfall and sometimes flooding.
The term 'Pineapple Express' is derived from the idea that the plume of moisture originates near the Hawaiian islands, where pineapples are grown. As this air moves eastward, it interacts with other weather systems along the way, bringing substantial rainfall to the regions it reaches.
While the rain may cool things off, it also has the potential to cause flooding in much of the state of California. While the more severe effects of the flooding will be felt in the Southern part of the state, there is still the possibility that other areas further inland will also be affected. Places up and down the West Coast like San Diego and Mason County, Washington have already experienced flooding and mudslides due to the vast amounts of rainfall over the last week.