Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Beyond the Data: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity

In the latest Climate.gov blog post for “Beyond the Data”, Deke Arndt explains how increases in temperature can lead to both increases in flooding rains and in warmer overnight temperatures.  As the temperature goes up, so does the humidity, and that provides fuel for torrential rains as well as keeping the evening temperatures from falling. This is a trend that is likely to continue as long as the global temperature continues to increase. You can read more at https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/its-not-heat-its-humidity.