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November 2020 Weather Update

NOAA just released its November weather forecast. They are calling for it to be warmer and drier. Our area shows a 33% chance for above average temperature and a 40% chance for below average precipitation. This pattern follows closely with the La Nina we are currently in. There will some…
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La Nina may be forming

The Pacific Ocean is cooling which could mean a transition to a La Nina. Predictions are right now are between 40-50% for a La Nina to develop. How does this affect me? La Ninas enhance the Atlantic hurricane season and forecast a warmer, drier winter especially here in the South.
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Cold Weather and Planting Peanuts

Here are some tips for the cold front moving through this weekend. If you are dryland and you are afraid of losing needed moisture then I would go ahead and plant If you are irrigated, you could hold off until the cold front moves out. If you have questionable seed…
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Are we looking at an early Spring?

The National Phenology Network (NPN) studies seasonal changes primarily related to climate, plant and animal life. Each year the NPN publishes on the arrival of spring. This year it is looking like spring is a few weeks ahead. The 1st map below shows that on February 13th we are about…
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Feb-Mar-April 2020 Outlook

/products/predictions/long_range/lead01/off01_temp.gif The three-month forecast is showing south Georgia with a 40-50% chance of above-average temperatures. Precipitation shows us in white which means Equal Chances (EC). Equal chances mean that precipitation could be anywhere from 33% below normal to 33% above normal. One AgDay meteorologist, Mike Hoffman, has called for above-average precipitation for the South throughout the winter months. NOAA long-range forecast for May-June-July 2020 shows 60% above average temperatures with 40% above average precipitation. We’re probably not done with the cold just yet.  A few weather stations have mentioned a few more cold shots in February and into March.
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Its been HOT!

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just released its annual climate summary for 2019. We were thinking it was hot well we were right. The average temperature in the southeast was considered the warmest on record. If you zoom in on the county temperature ranks you can see that Tift County is dark red. You can also see on the county precipitation ranks that Tift County was below average for the year. We said it was hot and dry last year, this just backs it up.
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Possible El Niño in 2020

New research has predicted a possible El Niño event for next year. Now, this is the first time that scientist has used this new method but it predicts an 80% chance of an El Niño occurrence in 2020. Why do I care about El Niño weather patterns? To the south,…
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