Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

How El Niño is impacting Georgia agriculture

Clint Thompson of UGA recently interviewed me, along with some other UGA specialists, on the impact that El Niño is having on Georgia agriculture so far this year. One consequence of this year’s El Niño is the heavy rains that we have seen in northern parts of the state. In spite of the El Niño, however, temperatures overall this winter have been warmer than average in the Southeast even though we did have some cold spells. And temperatures in the northern US have been much colder than normal, even though you typically expect a warmer than normal winter there when El Niño is present. You can read more in the Moultrie Observer here.

Winter impacts of El Niño. Source: National Weather Service