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Southeast Climate Outlook for Summer and Fall 2020

Main points: Neutral conditions are expected to change to La Niña by fall Active Atlantic hurricane season, but no way to know where they will go Long-term trends towards higher temperatures and humidity, especially at night Warmer and wetter conditions likely across Southeast summer, especially near Gulf Coast, with warmer…
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Tough spring weather for grape growers

This has been a tough year for growing grapes in northern Georgia. Climatologists know that neutral years like this one, when there is no El Nino or La Nina in place, are often years with a lot of ups and downs in temperature, and this has certainly been no exception….
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Frost

It has been a difficult start to the year for many. Frost has been persistent in this relatively “early” growing season. The most recent frost events have occurred late enough that tissues likely would have been damaged if a frost occurred on a similar calendar date in several previous seasons….
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Colder weather is on the way

I have heard from a few of you asking about whether or not we will get any cold weather this winter. Never fear, in spite of recent very warm temperatures, a pattern shift in the next week should bring a lot cooler weather to the region. By early next week…
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Only light rain this week

Fall returned to parts of the Southeast this morning as a wedge of cooler air moved into the region from the northeast along the east side of the Appalachians. But only light rain is expected from this air along with a cold front early next week for many parts of…
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Hot and dry conditions continue, but cooler next weekend?

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…
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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…
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