Crop Progress Report: April 26, 2021
Posted On April 27, 2021
The April 26, 2021 Crop Progress Report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, March 29 and Sunday, April 25, 2021. The next scheduled report will be posted on Monday, May 31, 2021. In the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible.
Clear skies and mild to warm temperatures dominated nearly the entire month of April in California’s Central Valley. Daily maximum temperatures ranged between the mid and upper 60’s to mid-80’s throughout the month, with morning lows dipping into the upper 30’s and low to mid 40’s. Bright skies prevailed over the region up until the final day of the period when a winter-like storm system passed over the state bringing heavy overcast and scattered rain on Sunday, April 25th. While the storm delivered much-needed snow to the high Sierra watershed, rainfall totals on the valley floor varied widely. Most areas reported little to no precipitation while brief scattered downpours dropped a few hundredths of an inch. The threat of frost early in the month failed to materialize, with the lowest temperatures in the coldest locations failing to drop to damaging levels. Read more…