Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

February 2014 the second coldest in Georgia since 1978

Preliminary analysis of the Georgia climate for February 2014 shows that the temperature for the month should end up near 43 degrees Fahrenheit for the month.  That would make it approximately six degrees below the average for 1981-2010 (the current “normal” period).  This would be the second coldest February since…
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Latest NWS Southeast River Forecast Center briefing is available

If you like to get regular briefings on current weather and climate conditions, you should consider subscribing to the National Weather Service Southeast River Forecast Center’s YouTube channel.  On that site they give informative video updates on current water conditions around the Southeast, usually once every few weeks.  It would…
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How good was the forecast for this week’s snow?

After any winter storm, armchair meteorologists complain about how bad the forecast was, how the National Weather Service and broadcast meteorologists blew it, and how disappointed they are.  Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Geography professor, put together this side-by-side comparison to show that in this very tricky situation, the NWS did…
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2014 hurricane season summary

NOAA has just released their final summary of the 2014 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean (link to storm summaries).  It shows that the season was below average in activity, as expected, and that not a single storm hit the US mainland this year except a brush by Arthur on the…
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