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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasts - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

*** Epidemic Update - 8 March: First reports from FL. CDM has been confirmed in Citrus County and Miami-Dade County, FL. Please view the Epidemic History for details. ***


Regional Weather: lower Southeast U.S.

Warm with isolated showers. A cold front moving into the region will trigger a few showers, moreso today than Thursday. Dry and warm otherwise. The next system will begin to impact the region Thursday night into Friday. Highs in the 70s and 80s, lows mostly 50s and 60s.



Overview: Small chance of epidemic spread in FL. Slightly favorable conditions exist in portions of central FL today, near the front. Unfavorable weather is dominant to the south. Transport events track west from southern FL and into the Gulf. The events out of central FL move east to southeast.  

Risk prediction map for Day 1: Wednesday, March 8

Low Risk for cucurbits in north-central FL. Minimal Risk to cucurbits otherwise.

Risk prediction map for Day 2: Thursday, March 9

Minimal Risk to cucurbits.

Forecaster: TK at NCSU for the Cucurbit ipmPIPE - 2017