Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Not much rain this week

Most areas of the Southeast will see less than 1/2 inch of precipitation this week, with most of that falling next weekend. Calm, cool and dry weather are expected for most areas until then.
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National Hurricane Center releases final report on Hurricane Michael

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center released their official report on Hurricane Michael today. It officially notes that Michael was a Category 5 storm. The report includes a number of observations from the University of Georgia weather network as well as many other sensor networks. You can read it at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL142018_Michael.pdf.
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Rain improves dry conditions slightly

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of moderate drought in southeast Alabama, eastern Georgia and southern South Carolina were slightly reduced this week in response to rains over the last week. I expect to see more improvements in next week’s map due to rains expected…
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