Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

April 2014 Climate Summary for Georgia

Heavy rainfall in southern Georgia hinders farmers Temperatures in Georgia during April were near normal for the entire state, but rainfall amounts were significantly above normal across most of Georgia in April. Severe weather rocked the state early and late in the month with more quiet conditions in the middle…
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CO2 makes growing season longer

A new study published by Nature magazine indicates that the length of the growing season worldwide is increasing not just from warming temperatures but also from the direct influence of carbon dioxide.  This research, based on plot trials on grasslands in Wyoming, shows that  carbon dioxide affects plant growth by…
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May 2014 climate outlook released by NOAA

NOAA has just released the latest monthly outlook for May precipitation and temperature for the US.  It shows that for the Southeast, warmer than normal conditions have a slightly increased likelihood in south Florida as well as in northern Georgia and Alabama, while wetter than normal conditions have a slightly…
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Interesting display of storm reports

Here is a new Google Map-based display of storm reports that you might find intriguing and maybe even useful.  The nationwide map can be found at You can choose to look at the area around any National Weather Service office using the menu at top right.  I’ve attached an…
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