Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

May 2014 climate outlook released by NOAA

NOAA has just released the latest monthly outlook for May precipitation and temperature for the US.  It shows that for the Southeast, warmer than normal conditions have a slightly increased likelihood in south Florida as well as in northern Georgia and Alabama, while wetter than normal conditions have a slightly…
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Interesting display of storm reports

Here is a new Google Map-based display of storm reports that you might find intriguing and maybe even useful.  The nationwide map can be found at You can choose to look at the area around any National Weather Service office using the menu at top right.  I’ve attached an…
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Potential flooding rains and severe weather early this week

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week have a potential to cause a lot of problems for agricultural producers and others, starting on Monday afternoon into evening.  A strong slow-moving weather system is building to our west and has already caused significant damage from supercell thunderstorms in Arkansas tonight.  This system…
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New cotton irrigation app now available

A new smartphone app for cotton irrigation is now available at  This app, which was developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers, will help producers irrigate their crops based on local conditions using information from the Georgia Weather Network (formerly GAEMN) and the Florida Automated Weather…
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