Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“2017 Was A Warm — And Extreme — Year For Georgia Weather”

Molly Samuel of WABE Public Radio posted a nice summary story on Georgia’s 2017 climate, featuring quotes from Bill Murphey, the State Climatologist, and Jordan McLeod, the regional climatologist at the Southeast Regional Climate Center and a UGA graduate.  You can read and listen to the story at
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2017 well above normal in temperature

Even though the end of 2017 ended with an Arctic blast, the year overall was one of the top five warmest on record for most of the Southeast, helped by a warm winter early in the year and above normal temperatures in most months (even December). Precipitation varied across the…
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