Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Saharan dust, cool Atlantic may keep hurricane numbers low this season

The Sun-Sentinel reported this week that unusually strong bursts of Saharan dust are being blown off of Africa this year.  This is similar to the pattern that caused lower hurricane activity than expected in last year’s hurricane season.  In addition, cooler than normal temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean are also […]
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cli-MATE website provides easy access to archived climate data

The Midwestern Climate Center has made an easy-to-use portal to National Weather Service cooperative weather data archives on their website, called cli-MATE.  Even though they are located in Champaign IL and cover the Midwestern states, the database contains information for locations across the US.  The system is free to use […]
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Wind storms could affect banana supplies

The Packer wrote in a story on 7/17 that banana supplies could be affected by damage in Costa Rica and Columbia which destroyed or damaged a “very significant area” of banana-producing farms.  While final damage assessments are still being made, some reduction in overall banana volume is likely.  Click here […]
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Tropical Depression 2 not expected to cause problems

The National Hurricane Center has started putting out advisories on Tropical Depression 2, located in the tropical Atlantic.  There is enough convective activity associated with the circulation to identify it as a closed circulation, which gives it depression status.  In the short term, TD2 may strengthen slightly and could even […]
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