Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA: Global Vegetation Health – Images

Here are some detailed global images of vegetation health, including several drought indices, fire danger and soil saturation maps as derived from the Suomi-NPP satellite.  In addition to global maps you can view each variable by country.  The detail is amazing!  You can find out more about them at…
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Mid-week dry spell linked to freezing conditions

The latest 7-day QPF shows a moderate amount of rain falling in northern areas of the region, with little to no rain occurring in southern Georgia and Alabama and most of Florida.  More rain will fall off the coasts, but will not necessarily affect inland areas.  From a timing standpoint,…
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Potential for mid-week hard freeze

Even though most people are watching colder temperatures and a slight possibility for wintry precipitation this weekend, especially in the northern mountainous areas, I think the real concern this week is going to be the potential for a hard freeze mid-week across a lot of the Southeast north of the…
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“Florida peaches ready to shine”

The Packer published a story yesterday on the growth of the production of Florida peaches.  The article notes that “With virtually no other peaches on the market for an eight- to 10-week period each spring, Florida’s peach crop is establishing a place for itself in the market.” The story goes…
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