Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

June 2017 wetter and cooler than normal for most areas

The preliminary climate summary for the Southeast from the High Plains Regional Climate Center shows that for most areas of the Southeast, June was wetter and cooler than normal.  This is the first time since January 2016 that many areas have had monthly temperature departures that were below normal.  The…
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NOAA: May 3rd warmest, spring 2nd warmest on record for globe

NOAA released their latest global climate summary this week.  It shows that for May 2017, the global average temperature was the third warmest since 1880 (behind 2016 and 2015), and for March-May, it was the second warmest on record, trailing 2016.  Their report, which can be accessed through https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201705, also…
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Climate summaries from around the Southeast for May 2017

The May 2017 climate summary from North Carolina is available at http://climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=235&h=5666e5c1. The climate summary for Florida is at https://climatecenter.fsu.edu/products-services/summaries?id=510. Here is the text summary for the whole Southeast Region: (Information provided by the Southeast Regional Climate Center) Temperatures were near average across much of the Southeast region (including Puerto Rico…
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