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Cold spring leaves French grape harvest headed for historic low

Georgia is not the only place where grapes have been impacted by the weather this spring.  The Guardian posted a short article today discussing the low production of French wine expected this year after a spring cold snap caused problems for grape growers, especially in the Bordeaux region of southwest…
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Outlook for August and Aug-Sep-Oct shows likelihood of above normal temperatures

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center releases monthly climate outlooks in mid-month showing one-month and three-month outlooks for temperature and precipitation.  They are probabilistic forecasts, which means they tell you the likelihood of above, near or below normal conditions but not how extreme they might get. For example, in the one-month temperature…
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Introduction from Pam Knox, UGA agricultural climatologist

Since I am the newest member of the Viticulture Team, I thought I would introduce myself.  I am Pam Knox, UGA agricultural climatologist, currently in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Ag.  I’ve worked at UGA since 2001, first as the Assistant State Climatologist and…
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