Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Variable rainfall across the Southeast this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that inland areas of the Southeast should receive below normal rainfall this week while coastal areas, especially in Florida, receive more.  A pesky front will move slowly back and forth across the area, bringing rain to the areas near the frontal convergence while leaving…
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CPC: Warmer and wetter than normal conditions for fall

The latest monthly and seasonal outlooks for the US were released today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The images below show that September is leaning towards above normal temperatures in coastal areas of the Southeast, including the Florida peninsula and especially south Florida. Most of the region except for Florida…
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Outlook for fall and winter for the Southeast

Now that August is here, it’s time to give an updated outlook for fall and winter for the Southeast.  In the short term, for at least the next few weeks, it seems likely that that fairly warm and wet conditions are likely to continue through the region. This means that…
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Another rainy week expected

The latest 7-day QPF forecast shows that another rainy week is expected across most of the Southeast.  This week the focus of highest rain amounts shifts to southern Georgia and Alabama and coastal areas of the Carolinas, which should help to alleviate abnormally dry conditions there. The wet conditions continue…
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Hoping for a rainy week in northern AL, GA

The latest QPF map shows that everywhere in the Southeast should get some rain this week. The heaviest rain should be in northern AL and GA. This is good news for some farmers in that region who have experienced mostly dry conditions in the past week, leading to problems with…
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Latest outlook for August 2017

The latest outlook for August 2017 from the end of July shows equal changes for near, above or below normal temperatures for everywhere in the Southeast except for southern Florida, which leans towards warmer conditions. There is a moderate increase in the chances for above normal rainfall in most of…
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