Weather

  • 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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  • If you have been following the news, you can’t help but notice all of the stories about the wildfires out west. You may be wondering how grape growers there are doing. Here is a recent story from one Oregon grape grower about what they are seeing this year and how changing climate over time has…

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  • 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 than normal temperatures continuing through…

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  • 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. You can see that in…

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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. On March 5, a blog…

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  • 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 we should see some frosty…

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  • 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 the region. The wettest region…

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  • The latest precipitation outlook shows little chance of rain in Georgia before Sunday night. A cold front moving through on Monday could kick off some showers with more rain coming through with the front Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures should be cooler for a few days before above-normal temperatures return. By mid-month we could start to…

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  • 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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