Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Rainfall “haves” and “have nots”

Extremely dry conditions are present over many areas of the Southeast, while others are still digging out from the flooding of Hurricanes Matthew, Hermine, and Julia.  The map from the High Plains Regional Climate Center shows the percent of normal rain that has occurred since the beginning of October across…
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NOAA: 9th warmest September, 2nd warmest year to date for US

NOAA reported last week that this past September was the 9th warmest on record.  For southern Florida, it was the warmest on record.  For the year to date, it was the second warmest on record, second only to 2012.  You can read more in their monthly climate summary at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/national/201609.   
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Tropical storms remove dry conditions in some areas of Georgia but others get worse

Above-normal temperatures continued in Georgia for a fourth straight month in September.  Departures from normal temperature were even higher in September than in August.  The hottest areas were in the northwestern half of the state where no cooling relief from tropical storm rain and clouds occurred.  Tropical storms Hermine and…
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