the nuts and bolts
Weathermelon is designed by Produce people for Produce people. The idea and design of the app are simple, which in turn make for a very easy user experience. After a couple of simple steps you will be up and running tracking the weather wherever it may be and for whatever commodity you buy or sell.
Choose your commodities
Simply hit the "follow" button on any commodity you wish follow. You can choose to "follow" as many commodities as you wish.
You will then begin to receive daily weather alerts for IN-SEASON growing regions of each commodity. Alerts are sent at 8:00 AM ET / 5:00 AM PT.
You can view all IN-Season and OUT-of Season growing regions for each commodity. IN-Season regions receive daily alerts and are shaded GREEN, while Out-of season regions are shaded brown.
Abnormally high temps are shaded RED and abnormally low temps are shaded BLUE.
For each region we provide a 10 day forecast, average hi/low monthly temp, estimated harvest start/end dates.
Inside each "region weather placard" you will find more detailed weather information along with location maps.
Sit back and wait for the alerts to come in. We send alerts based upon temps above or below the average norm, > 40% chance of rain, oncoming freezes, and all National Weather Service alerts for all US regions. All alerts are based on the 10 day forecast and weather data is provided by Weather Underground.
Not only do you get the percentage chance of rain like most weather apps but get the predicted forecast amount which is the most important data concerning rain.