The free Central California Weather Watch program provided by CCM will begin next week, running from November 15th to March 15th. CCM would like to thank the following weather watch sponsors for making this free program possible:
Gar Tootelian, Nielsen & Associates Insurance, Syngenta, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Pacific Distributing, Inc., Polymer Ag, and Altrac.
For the 2018-2019 season, CCM is pleased to announce that once again Chief Meteorologist Scott Borgioli will provide the daily forecast and updates. After a July 25th meeting with well-respected growers, Scott received an evaluation on his work, with the intention to guide him in the right direction. During this meeting, growers outlined the importance of adding more stations, and to better represent the Maricopa and Edison region, so CCM went ahead and added these two new stations that are up and running as of today. Scott also presented a report showcasing the lack of subscribers to the weather text alert program. We encourage all of our members to take advantage of our CCM Mobile App and text alert feature as this is a great way to move around busy phone lines when critical nights are projected.
For the CCM Mobile App, search “California Citrus Mutual” in your App Store and hit download. It is all FREE! If you have not subscribed to our Text-alert, we encourage you to follow the instructions below and utilize this great tool.
- From any cell phone, text the word (without quotes) “WEATHER” to 33222. Do not use any spaces or other characters.
- A welcome confirmation text will then automatically reply with information on how to stop or get help.
- To stop receiving the text notifications, simply text the word “STOP” to 33222.
The daily recorded forecasts will be accessible from either the webpage or the mobile app. The real-time weather tables and the long-range outlooks will also be accessible from either a computer or mobile device. Central Valley Weather Watch was originally set up for growers to call-in to hear a recorded forecast. Over the years, as the program expanded, the calls coming in exceeded the capacity of the system. This resulted in busy signals and long delays in accessing the forecast. Our new web-based program and mobile app eliminate that problem by providing instant access to the most current weather information 24-7.
We’re confident that these feature upgrades will provide you with critical weather information during the freeze period instantly from anywhere at any time.