Pam Knox

  • A new tropical depression has formed off the coast of Nicaragua and is expected to move north and strengthen over the next few days. Once it reaches tropical storm status, it will be called Nate. Models of the storm’s path indicate a high probability that it will move over parts of the Southeast by this…

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  • My latest blog post on the outlook for fall and winter can be found at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2017/10/winter-outlook-shows-classic-la-nina-pattern/.  As expected, La Niña is expected to occur in the next few months and should bring drier and warmer conditions than normal to most of the Southeast, although the strongest effects will be seen in Florida and south Georgia and…

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  • The forecast for the next week shows almost no rain for north Georgia.  While temperatures are taking a dip this weekend, above normal temperatures should return for most of the next two weeks.  Drier than normal conditions are expected for at least the next ten days, with a return to more normal rainfall by the…

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  • Since it is halfway through the month, it’s worth taking a look at how the climate is doing so far.  The maps below show that for most of the Southeast except for Florida, and to a lesser extent coastal areas, the temperatures have been significantly below normal, which has slowed the ripening of some crops.…

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  • Update on Hurricane Irma 9-8-2017

    I have a new update on Hurricane Irma posted on my Climate blog at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2017/09/hurricane-irma-update-at-1-pm-on-september-8-for-georgia/. For central and north Georgia, the biggest impact from winds is likely to be Monday night through Tuesday morning, although there could be some windy periods before and after that as spiral bands move through.  Rain for central and north…

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  • Here is some information I sent out to extension agents around Georgia regarding Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane which may hit Georgia early next week.  You can read it at my blog at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2017/09/hurricane-irma-could-affect-georgia-by-this-weekend/.  

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  • The latest outlooks for September and for fall and winter from the Climate Prediction Center are out and show that September is expected to be cooler than normal in inland areas of the Southeast, especially in the first half of the month. It should be warmer than normal in the Florida peninsula with equal chances…

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  • The latest 7-day QPF (qualitative precipitation forecast) shows that little rain is expected for north and central Georgia in the next week.  Rain amounts are expected to be less than half an inch in many areas, although areas in the northeast mountains might see some daily pop-up showers during the afternoons. By late next week,…

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  • The latest monthly and seasonal outlooks for the US were released today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The images below show that September is leaning towards above normal temperatures in coastal areas of the Southeast, including the Florida peninsula and especially south Florida. Most of the region except for Florida is also leaning slightly towards…

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  • I’ve just posted my climate outlook for fall and winter in my “On the CASE” blog. You can read it at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2017/08/outlook-for-fall-and-winter-for-the-southeast/.  

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