Pam Knox

  • Kudzu marches north as climate warms

    Bloomberg News reported on July 25 that kudzu, the bane of the South, is now moving farther and farther north as the temperature increases.  In addition to covering much of Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina (including a few areas of my yard that need some work), it has now been found in Illinois, Ohio and…

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  • A cold front which is moving through the lower Southeast is expected to slow down or stall over Florida, bringing rain to much of the peninsula as well as along the East Coast over the next week.  Rainfall amounts in central Florida could reach 2.5 to 3 inches, with even higher amounts off the coast.…

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  • Knox on WeatherBrains tonight

    I will be participating in the netcast for WeatherBrains tonight, Monday July 28, to discuss this blog and the general topic of climate and agriculture.  This live webcast, which is also archived as a podcast, is hosted by Dr. James Spann, a famous broadcast meteorologist from Birmingham AL, along with several other meteorologists, and is…

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  • Dr. Jeff Masters has a great article on the current quiet hurricane season comparing it to the record quiet season of 1914.  Could it happen again this year?  You can read the article by clicking here.

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  • AgWeb provided a great graphic showing that the progress of the corn crop this year is the best in ten years but slightly behind the record-setting crop of 2004.  This can be attributed in part to the decrease in drought and excellent climate conditions across the Corn Belt this year as well as planting efforts…

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  • Satsumas are a newly popular citrus crop which is being planted in south Georgia in increasing numbers.  Unlike other citrus trees, satsumas need some cold weather to become sweet, and do very well in the Zone 8b climate in south Georgia.  Satsumas are similar to Cuties and are delicious and easy to peel.  About 25…

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  • If you are interested in reading about the weather and agriculture of the Great Plains, you might want to check out this new blog by Albert  Sutherland.  His first post is a story about a new climate tool which shows trends in temperature and precipitation over time, similar to the NCDC “Climate at a Glance”…

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