Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

SERCC: February 2018 climate report now available

The latest monthly climate summary for the Southeast is now available from the Southeast Regional Climate Center. It was the warmest February for the Southeast since records began in 1895. You can view the report at
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Hurricane Irma report is now available

The National Hurricane Center has released their final report on Hurricane Irma. It’s 111 pages long, which attests to the impact that Irma had on the United States and especially the Southeast. You can read it at
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What is cloud seeding and does it work?

I saw this well-written discussion of the science of cloud seeding this morning and thought you might be interested. Cloud seeding is the injection of specific chemicals into clouds to help them form precipitation. It is often discussed as a way of helping farmers get more rainfall, especially in times…
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Feast or famine rainfall so far in March

An early look at the climate statistics so far this month show that while most of the Southeast has been cooler than normal so far this month, the precipitation amounts are all over the place, with some areas receiving 300% of normal so far while many other areas have received…
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Why was February so warm? has an excellent discussion of why February set records for high temperatures across the Southeast. The short answer is that it is related to the very wavy winds that occurred during the month, which brought cold weather to the western US at the same time that we were toasting…
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