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Critical temperatures for frost damage on fruit trees

I ran across this useful chart from Utah State University on the temperature thresholds that cause damage to a variety of fruit trees.  It summarizes how different stages of fruit production from bud to flower are affected by freezing temperatures. You might find it useful as well. You can see…
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More of the same in the rain game

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that the current weather pattern is likely to continue for the next week, with most of the rain occurring in the northern and inland parts of the region and little to none in the south and along the East Coast. Northern areas will get…
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Slight changes in drought status this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows very slight changes in the amount of abnormally dry conditions across the region from last week. In Florida the amount of abnormally dry conditions decreased a bit, while there were slight expansions in South Carolina and Georgia. There is currently no drought…
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NOAA: Wettest winter on record for the US

The latest monthly climate summary for the US was released by NOAA today. It shows that for the lower 48 states, this was the wettest December through February period on record (going back to 1895). Most of the country was wetter than normal, with only a small part of the…
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