Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Top ten wettest May 3 through August 3 for much of the Southeast

According to calculations provided by the Southeast Regional Climate Center on their Perspectives tool, the last May 3 through August 3 (three months) has been in the top ten wettest in many parts of the Southeast. In Virginia and at a few scattered locations elsewhere it has been the wettest…
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Climate Explorer: look at historical and projected climate in the US

Here’s a great site for looking at historical climate as well as projections of future climate. It’s called the Climate Explorer and is part of the US Climate Resilience Toolkit. It allows you to search by location anywhere in the contiguous US or by variable, including temperature, precipitation, and degree…
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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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