Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Beyond the Data: Supplemental information on the monthly climate summary and how to access it

Every month NOAA publishes a monthly climate summary which contains information about the ranking of temperature and precipitation by state, climate division, and region as well as statistics on how warm or cold, wet or dry each region is. But there is a wealth of additional information you might not…
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SERCC: February 2018 climate report now available

The latest monthly climate summary for the Southeast is now available from the Southeast Regional Climate Center. It was the warmest February for the Southeast since records began in 1895. You can view the report at http://sercc.com/climateinfo_files/monthly/southeast_monthly_report/southeast201802.pdf.
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Feast or famine rainfall so far in March

An early look at the climate statistics so far this month show that while most of the Southeast has been cooler than normal so far this month, the precipitation amounts are all over the place, with some areas receiving 300% of normal so far while many other areas have received…
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NOAA: February 2018 was the 6th wettest for the US, in warmest 1/3 of years

The latest monthly and seasonal climate summary for the US was released by NOAA today. You can read about it at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201802.  During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 35.4°F, 1.6°F above the 20th century average. This ranked among the warmest third of the 124-year period of record. The February precipitation total for the contiguous U.S….
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Outlook for the 2018 growing season

Here is my latest short article on the climate outlook for the 2018 growing season, to be published in UGA’s Peanut Pointers newsletter later this week: In spite of what seemed like very cold temperatures over the winter, the April-like temperatures we experienced across the Southeast in February have left…
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