Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

USDA weekly weather and climate update

Did you know that the USDA publishes a weekly comprehensive update on weather and climate conditions around the US? If not, you might want to take a look at it to see if any of the information is useful to you. You can find the latest one at https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/support/drought/dmrpt-20180712.pdf. You should…
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Understanding long-range forecasting maps

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center produces long-range forecasts for several time periods, including 6-10 days, 8-14 days, 3-4 weeks, and for one to three months at a time going out to as much as a year ahead. Most of these forecasts provide shading to indicate where the probabilities are tipped towards…
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Soil moisture measurements from space

NASA’s new GRACE satellite can provide a snapshot look at soil moisture conditions across the entire US. The maps come out one a week at http://nasagrace.unl.edu/. This week’s map shows a streak of wet conditions stretching from Alabama north to Ohio, but dry conditions in southeast Georgia and north into most…
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