AWIS Weather Update: Get Ready for Bud-Break
When Dr. Cain Hickey, Eric Case and I were setting up a field trial at Brunshirt Vineyards in Henderson Co. on Thursday 3/22 (Figure 1), we measured about 46 F with the UGA weather station.
Figure 1: Eric Case and Dr. Cain Hickey installing a weather station a Burnshirt vineyards.
But temperatures are predicted to rise the next week (3/25-3/30) and by the end of the last week of March, we are expecting temperatures between mid 40s-upper 70s in most parts of the state. Be prepared for bud break on your early varieties soon.
Figure 2: Minimum Temperatures Sun – Wed (3/26-3/28)
Figure 3: Maximum Temperatures for Sun – Thursday (3/25-3/29)
5-day hourly forecast:
Thank you and as always,
I hope that helps,