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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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New USDA GIS-based plant hardiness zone map

The USDA has announced the availability of a new GIS-based plant hardiness zone map, which is zoomable and is based on 1976-2005 data. You can read more about it at http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/AboutWhatsNew.aspx. You can access the map at the link above by clicking on Interactive Map on the top menu or go…
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Annual temperature and precipitation anomalies now available by county

For the first time, the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) has maps of temperature and precipitation anomalies available by counties.  In the past you could get it by state, region, and climate division, but nothing smaller. This might be useful for those who are interested in county statistics rather…
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