Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Warmer and wetter than normal conditions expected for spring 2019

The latest outlooks from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center were released this morning. They show temperatures in the southern and eastern parts of the Southeast in March and in the whole region in March through May are leaning towards warmer than normal values. Precipitation for both March and the March-May spring season are leaning towards above-normal rainfall, continuing the wet conditions we have had this winter. This may lead to delays in farmers being able to get into their fields to plant, even if the temperatures are suitable. You can see longer-range forecasts for the year ahead at: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/.