The week of the 4th is generally one of the hottest of the year in the Central Valley. That said, Mother Nature took pity on us this time around by sending up high clouds from a storm in Mexico and a nice Delta breeze that kept the mercury from soaring into the one hundred teens. Today will probably top out at 105. But just two days ago, the prediction was 117. That would be hotter than we have ever seen at Terra Firma, and might have forced us to shut down completely and destroyed tens of thousands of dollars of produce.
We haven’t had a heatwave like this since 2006, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this July doesn’t pan out to be as hot as that one, when we had 24 days straight of triple-digit temperatures. Stay tuned.