Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Tropical Storm Arlene forms in Atlantic

Even though the Atlantic tropical season does not begin until June 1, this year we have the early formation of Tropical Storm Arlene way out in the central Atlantic Ocean.  It is far from land and not expected to affect anything except shipping routes.   You can read more about…
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50th anniversary of Midwestern tornadoes

Today is a big anniversary for me–it marks the 50th anniversary of the tornado that went two blocks from my house in Grand Rapids MI, kicking off my interest in studying the weather. The storms in Michigan were overshadowed by the Belvidere IL tornado and others that also happened that…
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Drought expansion likely through July

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows an expansion of drought and abnormally dry conditions in a good chunk of the Southeast from last week.  In Alabama and Georgia moderate drought has increased and some severe drought has been added to southern Georgia in places where little rain has…
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