Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Beyond the Data: Supplemental information on the monthly climate summary and how to access it

Every month NOAA publishes a monthly climate summary which contains information about the ranking of temperature and precipitation by state, climate division, and region as well as statistics on how warm or cold, wet or dry each region is. But there is a wealth of additional information you might not…
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CoCoRaHS March Madness begins!

March is the traditional month for recruiting new volunteer precipitation observers to the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, usually called CoCoRaHS. Every year they run a contest to see which state can recruit the most new observers. Usually North Carolina leads the Southeast, followed by Florida, while other…
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Have we seen the last frost of the winter?

As you know, the last few weeks have been much MUCH above normal in temperature across the Southeast, with temperatures in many places setting daily records for maximum and high minimum temperatures and quite a few stations expected to set all-time February daily and monthly records. One of the results…
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New source of weather forecast data may be useful for farm management

Here’s some interesting information about a source of weather forecast data that might be useful for farmers across the Southeast, from Mark Hoffmann at our sister UGA Extension blog on viticulture. Note that the six-day forecast for humidity, wind, dew/frost and other variables will be good for planning field work…
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