Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

2018 climate summary for the Southeast is now available

The 2018 annual summary of the climate for the Southeast is now available online. It includes a summary of conditions across the region and a list of the top ten most extreme events. You can read it at http://www.sercc.com/climateinfo_files/monthly/southeast_monthly_report/southeast20181_12.pdf. Note that listings of the ranking of 2018 compared to other…
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How Georgia became a top ten solar state

While the Southeast is not known as a big producer of alternative energy such as wind energy (other than along the coast and the mountains, the winds are not strong here), we do have one thing that is very valuable from an energy perspective–sunshine! Even though our humidity and cloud…
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Drought continues its slow expansion in southern Florida

The latest Drought Monitor map, released earlier this week, shows that moderate (D1) drought is continuing to expand in southern Florida and now covers most of the southern half of the peninsula. With little rain in the forecast for the next week, that expansion could continue, causing some problems for…
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Florida the dry spot again this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that northern and western parts of our region will see moderate amounts of rain this week from systems this weekend and again late in the week, with a dry spell Tuesday through Thursday. The exception is the Florida Peninsula, which is expected to be…
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