Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Abnormally dry conditions shrink in AL, expand in SC and NC

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that the small regions of abnormally dry conditions in Alabama have generally shrunk in the last week due to recent rains. However, the area of abnormally dry conditions that span the NC-SC border in the Piedmont has generally expanded, since those areas missed…
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“Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales”

Here’s the most interesting story I’ve seen this week. BBC News reported that due to the pervasive drought they have been experiencing, fields are yielding up secret outlines of former fortresses and castles. The fortifications are marked by deeper soils than average, resulting in more moisture and better crops. Green…
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New abnormally dry spot in the Carolinas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the area of abnormally dry conditions in NE Alabama has shrunk, but a new region of abnormally dry conditions has appeared in south central NC and north central SC. The region continues to be free of drought conditions, but we will…
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CPC: Latest outlooks for summer and fall

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their latest round of climate predictions late last week. You can always find them at http://www.cpc.noaa.gov too.  The outlooks show that for July, there are equal chances of near, below and above normal precipitation across the Southeast, with most of the region falling into the…
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