Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Florence rainfall

From my climatologist friend Jordan McLeod on Facebook: Here’s a map showing the 4-day rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence, using gridded Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) data provided by the National Weather Service. The footprint of 10″+ of precipitation across the Carolinas is simply astounding, with numerous 30″+ pixels located in…
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Georgia wet in the west, dry in the east in August 2018

Rain across the western half of Georgia brought above-normal rainfall to that region of the state in August 2018. The high humidity associated with the rainfall allowed clouds to keep daytime temperatures low, while nighttime temperatures were a little above normal, resulting in average temperatures that were generally near normal…
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End of summer preliminary statistics

Since today is the last day of August and of summer 2018, I thought I would take a quick preliminary look at the climate of the past three months. As you can see from the High Plains Regional Climate Center maps below, in August temperatures were variable across the region,…
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