Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

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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September 2016 was much hotter than normal; rain was low except from tropical systems

All of the Southeast was above normal in temperature in September, but the areas which were already dry were the hottest. According to the Southeast Climate Perspectives tool (http://www.sercc.com/perspectives?user=true), most stations reported temperatures in their top five all-time Septembers, and a number of those were the warmest ever, especially in…
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Southeast Regional Climate Center: Summer summary factsheet now available

The Southeast Regional Climate Center has a new product available: a summary of summer 2016, published as a colorful and concise two-page fact sheet.  You can view it at http://www.sercc.com/SERCC_quarterly_report_summer_2016.pdf.  It describes the general weather pattern for the season as well as impacts on agriculture as well as flood and drought…
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