September 2019

  • If you are interested in hearing the latest on the current Southeast flash drought, please join us on Tuesday October 1 at 1 pm EDT for an update. It will focus on the ACF basin but will include information for the entire Southeast. Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – 1:00 […]

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  • The latest 7-day QPF map shows another very dry week, which continues the streak of dry conditions along with well above normal temperatures.  Almost no rain is expected to fall, although there may be some scattered showers in some places and at some times to give some temporary relief. By next weekend, a change in […]

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  • The latest medium and long-range forecasts for the weather over the Southeast show that much hotter than normal weather and a near-total lack of rain are likely for most of the next month, particularly if you are away from the coast.  Now, it won’t be continuously very hot and dry–we do expect at least some […]

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  • The following message is from Brooke Warres, a graduate student in the University of Georgia Plant Pathology Department. “Now that we are at harvest and spray programs may be halted or reduced, powdery mildew will likely be popping up.  As mentioned previously, we are conducting a survey of fungicide resistance in powdery mildew. We are […]

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  • No rain in sight

    Unless you live in southern Florida, you are unlikely to see any rain at all for at least the next week according to the latest 7-day QPF map. This is bad, because coupled with the well-above-normal temperatures, moisture stress is going to cause problems for ripening crops and will make it hard to start fall […]

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  • A wedge of cool and dry air coming in from the northeast will bring sunny and pleasant conditions to the Southeast later this week. Very little chance of rain, and humidity and temperatures will be dropping. At last a taste of weather more like fall!  Nothing from the tropics is expected to affect us this […]

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  • With the development and movement of TS Humberto to the northeast, nearly all of the Southeast will be free of rain this week. The only exceptions are the mountains and the areas immediately next to the coast or in southern Florida. The dry conditions are likely to increase drought conditions in the coming week. However, […]

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  • While the weather for the next week looks generally warm and dry across the Southeast for at least the next week, there is a question about what may happen early next week with a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. As of this morning it has a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical […]

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  • The latest 7-day QPF map shows that nearly all of the region will see less than a quarter inch of rain this week. The only exceptions are a bit more in southern Florida and in the mountains, where some showers may pop up later in the week. It’s not uncommon for a dry spell in […]

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  • The pattern of this week’s rainfall is highly dependent on where Hurricane Dorian ends up traveling. If you are near the East Coast, you can expect to see some squally weather and even heavy rains near the coast, with strong wind gusts that get weaker as you get away from the coast. If you are […]

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