Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

September 2017 was wetter than normal in many areas due to tropical weather

The preliminary summary of climate for September 2017 shows that a large part of the Southeast was much above normal in precipitation due to rains from Hurricanes Harvey in Alabama and western Georgia and Irma in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Virginia, North Carolina and western Alabama largely missed the tropical rains and were below normal in precipitation. Temperatures in most of Florida and the Carolinas were above normal with cooler than normal temperatures present in Alabama and much of Georgia due in part to cloudy conditions associated with the rain.