Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

A mostly dry week bookended by rain

It’s raining this morning as I write this, but once this system moves out of the Southeast later today, we should see a dry period through the region Sunday through Wednesday. After that, the next system should start to enter the picture, although the heaviest rain will be offshore along…
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Weather Underground: The 3 Highest-Volume U.S. Rainfall Events on Record Have Happened in the Past 3 Years

A recent article by Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground highlights the recent high-volume rain events that have hit the US, including Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Hurricane Florence in 2018, and a rainstorm in March 2016 in Louisiana. Masters points out that these three rain events are the three highest…
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Drought expands in Florida but dry conditions end elsewhere

The latest Drought Monitor, issued this morning, shows that because of the persistent string of storms which have moved through the Southeast in the past few weeks, all dry conditions have been removed from the Southeast except in Florida. The Florida peninsula, which has been largely missed by all the…
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