Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

How far away was that lightning?

Now that we are back in a rainier pattern with more frequent showers and thunderstorms, it’s time for a refresher about how to determine how far away a lightning strike is. Contrary to some people’s views, when you see lightning strike and then count the number of seconds until you…
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Hail storm damages hundreds of acres of watermelon plants

WCJB-TV in Gainesville FL reported earlier this week on the terrible hail which fell in Florida North Central Florida. The heavy hail hit and damaged many young watermelon plants, damaging stems and potentially delaying or even destroying a lot of this year’s crop. This region produces roughly one-third of Florida’s…
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Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 4-8, 2019

This week is the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each day they will highlight a different type of severe weather that occurs in the state and give tips for how to be safe through the storms. You can read more at https://www.weather.gov/ffc/2019_swpw. While severe weather can and does happen…
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