Our 2016 Harvest began before September, the first time ever on August 30th, and ended one month later, September 30th , never touching October for the first time ever! With this vintage showing earliest-ever Budbreak and earliest-ever Harvest timing and with almost non-existent rain, this could be California! However, it wasn’t all Baja-Oregon in nature, since the heat didn’t bake things as searingly as the last three years....Note the "first time ever" and "earliest-ever" bits.
Even though the fall so far has been crappy and wet, because the nights haven't cooled off October has still been much warmer than usual here.
|October has been 3 degrees warmer than average|
So it is especially frustrating to read in the latest round of SRC memos an additional note on "Energy Impacts."