Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

The total lunar eclipse of January 20-21, 2018

Did you know that there will be a total lunar eclipse on the night of January 20-21? Even though it is cloudy now, it should clear up on Sunday in time for most of the Southeast to view it. While a lunar eclipse is not as dramatic as a solar…
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Wet week across the region

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that heavy rain should occur across most of the region this week with two major storms moving through the area. On Saturday the first storm plows through, bringing a lot of rain with some wind and potentially even some severe weather to parts of…
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February outlook shows that colder conditions are likely

The latest climate outlooks for February and February-through-April were released today (in spite of the government shutdown, and thanks to the NOAA folk who are working without paychecks at the moment to produce them!).  The map shows that February is leaning towards colder temperatures than normal across Georgia, with drier…
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Severe drought develops in Florida

With the continued lack of rainfall in the Florida peninsula, an area of severe (D2) drought has been added to the Drought Monitor map this week. The severe drought stretches along the east coast northeast of Lake Okeechobee. Rainfall in the next week will probably keep things unchanged in next…
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