Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA: Lower 48 cooler and wetter than normal in October 2018

NOAA released the latest monthly climate summary this week. It showed that for the contiguous US, the temperature was just slightly cooler than the long-term average and the precipitation was the 6th wettest since records began in 1895. For the year to date, it was the 10th warmest on record and the 5th wettest. You can read more and see graphics for different time periods at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201810.

For the Southeast, this was the 7th warmest October on record, driving mainly by warm minimum temperatures, although maximum temperatures were also very high in southern Georgia and Florida. You can see more statistics at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/us-maps/1/201810#us-maps-select.