Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Is a super-El Nino coming? An analysis by the Florida State Climatologist

David Zierden, the Florida State Climatologist, provides some analysis on the potential developing El Nino and what to expect: I am getting a little more cautious about the current or developing El Nino… In recent weeks sea surface temperatures along the equator in the Pacific Ocean have warmed significantly in…
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Southeastern cattle could help rebuild national herd and adapt to warmer temperatures

Growing Georgia published an article earlier this week describing how cattle from the Southeast could repopulate the national cattle herd, which is at a 50-year low.  “The South accounts for only 17 percent of the herd today, but with advances in forages and relatively mild weather, the region might account…
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Chance of El Nino now up to 80 percent

NOAA released their latest El Nino forecast today.  It indicates that there is a 70 percent chance of an El Nino developing during summer and an 80 percent chance of developing in fall.  The forecast discussion can be seen here.   NOAA also has a blog on El Nino at
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