Weather

  • I received a request from Bill Cox to write something about frosts and freezes since it has been on the mind of a lot of growers this week due to our return to cold conditions after a very warm February. Here is some information I put together for the Garden Professors blog in fall 2022.…

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  • I’ve gotten a number of emails and phone calls asking about frost and freeze conditions for this weekend. I think it is likely that many of the northern counties in Georgia are going to see temperatures of 32 F or lower on Saturday and Sunday morning based on current forecast models. The freezing temperatures may…

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  • This week we will see a couple of rain-makers in the Southeast. Tropical Storm Zeta has formed in the Caribbean and is expected to move across the Southeast later this week. There will be some rain and gusty winds from that system as it moves through the area after making landfall in Louisiana. At the…

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  • This week should be mostly seasonal, with temperatures a little above normal and little rain across central and northern GA and the southern Appalachians this week, although rain chances will increase next weekend. However, the forecast models are showing a potentially big push of cold air moving into the region with a strong cold front…

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  • The remains of Delta should move out of Georgia and the southern Appalachians by Monday night into Tuesday morning. The rest of the week looks like it will be fairly warm but dry. A cold front moving through the region on Friday will return us to cooler conditions and a more seasonal pattern for mid…

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  • The next few days look like we will be under a dome of high pressure which will dominate our weather over most of the Southeast (except the Florida peninsula) through Thursday noon. I can’t rule out a possible shower around Tuesday, but it would be light and not likely. Sunshine and seasonal temperatures should prevail.…

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  • A strong cold front is moving through the central US today and should get to the Southeast by Monday night. Rain, cloudy skies and some gusty winds will accompany the cold front through the day on Tuesday, but it will be into the eastern Carolinas by late Tuesday night. The rest of the week looks…

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  • While we can’t predict exact temperatures more than a week out, we are starting to get a hint from medium-range weather models that a significant outbreak of cold air will move into the Southeast early in October. In particular, the nights of October 2-4 could see temperatures into the 30’s across the Southern Appalachians and…

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  • We are starting off the week on a cool and dry note, with beautiful, slightly breezy weather through the region. We expect this cool and dry weather to continue for a few days before rainfall from the remains of Tropical Storm Beta starts to move into our region on Thursday into Friday. Depending on the…

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  • UPDATE as of 5 pm: Sally is now a cat 2 hurricane. Rainfall amounts have now increased and large parts of northern GA are expected to get 6-10 inches. I have updated the maps to 5 pm. Last Friday, we did not even have a named storm near the US. Now Tropical Storm Sally is…

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