Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Rain in the north; dry in the south

The 7-day QPF for this coming week shows a continuation of the split pattern we have seen over the last couple of weeks.  Wet conditions should continue to occur in northern parts of the Southeast, while southern areas, especially southern Florida, will see lower than normal rainfall.  This may increase…
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Warm and dry March causes soil moisture shortages

March 2015 was warmer and drier than normal for most of Georgia.  While the warmth helped encourage rapid growth of planted corn and other crops, cold conditions late in the month may have caused some damage to fruit blossoms.  The warm and dry conditions also increased soil moisture shortages across…
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Southeast Regional Climate Hub’s new web site

The USDA’s Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) has a new web site that you might find interesting.  This climate hub will be helping to gather information on climate and management of working lands like agriculture and forestry.  They will also link to other groups that provide tools and data on…
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March 2015 precipitation ranks in top ten driest at some locations

The Southeast Regional Climate Center provided a map of the ranking of monthly precipitation anomalies for selected stations in the Southeast using their Perspectives tool this week.  The map is shown below.  It shows that at numerous stations around the Southeast, the monthly total precipitation in March 2015 was ranked…
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