Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

El Nino update

The warm pool of water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean continues to move eastward, increasing chances for an El Nino to develop later this summer into fall.  In winter, El Nino causes wet and cool conditions in south Georgia as the subtropical jet stream shifts right over the state, bringing…
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May 2014 climate outlook released by NOAA

NOAA has just released the latest monthly outlook for May precipitation and temperature for the US.  It shows that for the Southeast, warmer than normal conditions have a slightly increased likelihood in south Florida as well as in northern Georgia and Alabama, while wetter than normal conditions have a slightly…
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Potential flooding rains and severe weather early this week

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week have a potential to cause a lot of problems for agricultural producers and others, starting on Monday afternoon into evening.  A strong slow-moving weather system is building to our west and has already caused significant damage from supercell thunderstorms in Arkansas tonight.  This system…
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Short and long-term outlooks

Looks like a wet weekend for most of Georgia, particularly south Georgia, where isolated areas could receive up to six inches of rain.  With the wet conditions already in place, some local flooding is definitely a possibility. On the longer term, drought is not expected to make an appearance in…
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