Major hail yesterday in South Jersey
Posted by Joe K (swnj7a) on 5/23/2014, 9:41 pm
Millville got pounded by hail, defoliated the trees. I heard that Swedesboro also got hit hard and that is significant as it is the heat bubble microclimate area and as such its all tomato farms and other veggies too and they generally harvest ripe fruit 3 weeks earlier than surrounding areas. I heard about a big farmer in Vineland whose entire operation everything planted is destroyed. It was cold and there was 3-4" of ice on the ground in many places, heavily damaging or killing tender plants (tomatoes)
Luckily I didn't get hit although the quite warm temperatures dropped very quickly.