Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Happy National Agriculture Week!

This week marks the annual celebration of agriculture known as National Ag Week, March 15-21.  The week is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America and recognizes–and celebrates– the importance of agriculture and farmers in our everyday lives.  Some facts about National Ag Week can be found here.
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Severe weather chances increase as we move into warmer spring conditions

Now that spring is here and warmer, more humid air is entering the US, severe weather and tornado chances are increasing across the country.  There is an excellent animation that shows how the region of severe weather occurrence moves around the country at the NOAA Storm Prediction Center at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/new/SVRclimo/climo.php?parm=anySvr.  …
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March so far warmer and drier than normal

We’re about halfway through March, and so far for the month the Southeast has been warmer and drier than normal across almost the entire region.  The warmth has been especially strong in Florida and southern Georgia.  Dry conditions in southern Alabama have contributed to the continuing drought there.  Generally the…
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Hourly forecasts from the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has a good graphical forecast tool for hourly weather variables available on their web sites.  You can get instructions for how to get one for your location at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=hourlyweathergraph. The forecast has a number of parameters to choose from, including temperature, wind, humidity, rain and other forms of precipitation,…
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Most of week will be dry

After today’s weather system moves off to the east, most of the week should be dry.  The next chance for rain comes late in the week starting in the western portions on Thursday and moving east with time.  Most areas will receive about half an inch except for the west…
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