Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Most rain this week will bypass the Southeast

While some rain is forecast for the Southeast in the next week, amounts will generally be light, particularly in the Florida peninsula where drought has been expanding in recent weeks.  In Georgia and Alabama the heaviest amounts are expected in the northern counties of those states, which will help reduce…
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NOAA April 2017 ENSO update: Conflicting signals from the tropical Pacific Ocean

NOAA’s latest update on the forecast for El Niño indicates that there are still mixed signals about the likelihood of an El Niño developing later this year.  One observation in favor of the development is the current strong warming right off the coast of Peru and Ecuador, which is causing…
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Updated climate outlook for summer 2017 and beyond

What can we expect for this year’s growing season based on past conditions and current climate predictions?  Here is a quick look back and then a discussion of what we think is most likely to occur. In spite of the cold outbreak in mid-March across the Southeast, year-to-date temperatures are…
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Almost dry week ahead

After a lot of rain was dropped on parts of the Southeast last week with two active storm systems, this coming week should be almost dry for many parts of the region.  The rainfall map shows only a few areas getting a little light rain starting in mid-week, but many…
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