Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

March 2015 climate statistics for the US

NOAA has released their climate summary for the US for March 2015.  The maps below show that while the west continued its record-setting warm conditions, the eastern US was split between areas that were slightly above normal (including the Southeast) where it was dry and below normal temperatures where it…
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Record highs on April 8; more of the same on the 9th?

The Southeast Regional Climate Center has a useful display tool for showing the rankings of observed temperature values at NWS stations around the Southeast.  Today a number of stations in the region set record high temperatures and a few more set record high minimum temperatures.  The tool also allows you…
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Why no seasonal tornado forecast?

Each year NOAA and other groups put out a forecast for the expected number of tropical storms and hurricanes expected to occur in the Atlantic basin.  This forecast is based on the El Nino phase as well as other factors such as long-term ocean patterns and past seasons.  But there…
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Peanut weather update

Peanut planting is about to get underway across many parts of the South as soil temperatures in south Georgia and Alabama generally rise above 70 F during the day and no cold weather is expected.  In general, planting begins around mid-April once the threat of cold weather has passed, since…
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