Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Warm weather, early plant growth leads to near-record low flows

The combination of warmer than usual weather, lack of precipitation and the early emergence of plants from winter dormancy has helped lead to near-record low stream flows for this time of year on many rivers in Georgia.  Here are a couple of examples.  The Chattahoochee near Cornelia is at record…
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More stories on impacts of the freeze

Estimates of damage from last week’s killing frost continue to come in.  Here are a few more stories about impacts of the frost on crops in the Southeast, particularly Georgia blueberries and South Carolina peaches. But other crops have felt some impacts as well, while others largely escaped significant damage….
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Second year of VORTEX-Southeast begins

Project VORTEX studied tornadoes in the Southeast last year after several previous projects looked at tornadoes in the central part of the United States.  They started a second year of research on March 8 and it will go until May 8.  So on severe weather days you may see convoys…
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