Dry Conditions Linger in Florida Panhandle

Jim Rogers Drought, Florida, Weather

By Clint Thompson Dry conditions in Florida continue to persist along the Panhandle. It could linger amid the current La Niña weather pattern, says Florida State Climatologist David Zierden. “We are in the La Niña phase in the Pacific Ocean where it’s colder than normal water along the equator. The La Niña phase is opposite of El Niño, where it …

Dry Conditions Worsen in Some Areas

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

By Clint Thompson Certain areas of the Southeast continue to feel the sting of lingering dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The Florida Panhandle is especially abnormally dry. Conditions are worsening in Northwest Florida where Escambia County and Santa Rose County are classified in a moderate drought. Abnormally dry conditions stretch eastward to Nassau County and Duval County …

Rains Alleviate Some of Dry Conditions in Southeast

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

By Clint Thompson Recent rains alleviated some of the dry conditions being felt across the Southeast region, especially in Georgia and Alabama, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Only a small part of North Georgia remains abnormally dry, including Union County, Fanning County, Gilmer County, Dawson County, Towns County and Lumpkin County. Only a couple of counties in South Georgia …

Abnormally Dry Conditions Persist Across Southeast Region

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Top Posts

The most recent release of the U.S. Drought Monitor shows dry conditions continue to persist across the Southeast region. This was observed in parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Abnormally dry conditions were mostly seen in the Florida Panhandle, stretching from Escambia County eastward to Madison County. Dixie County, Levy County, Gilchrist County and a small part of Alachua County …

Dry Weather Leads to Minimal Disease Pressure in South Carolina

Clint Thompson Drought, South Carolina, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson South Carolina’s recent dry period has led to minimal disease pressure in the state’s specialty crops. It is especially evident in the Midlands area where Justin Ballew, Clemson Commercial Horticulture agent, is located. “Since we’re irrigating about 100% of our crops, (the dry weather) has actually not really been a bad thing. We’ve had very low disease …

Recent Rains Alleviate Some Drought in Southeast Region

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Recent rainfall helped alleviate much of the abnormally dry conditions being felt across the Southeast, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Georgia’s abnormally dry conditions are now mostly isolated to the northern part of the state, as far south as Heard County along the Georgia-Alabama line, across to Hart County along the Georgia-South Carolina line, and includes …

Lingering Drought? U.S. Drought Monitor to Show How Recent Rains Have Helped

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Regions across the Southeast have received much-needed rainfall in recent days. But will it be enough to alleviate some of the drought conditions being felt in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and other Southeastern states? Growers will know more when the next U.S. Drought Monitor is released on Thursday. Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist, believes the …

Dry Conditions Helping Georgia Strawberry Producers with Disease Pressure

Clint Thompson Drought, Georgia, Strawberry, Top Posts, Weather

By Clint Thompson The extended dry conditions before this past weekend across various parts of Georgia benefited the state’s strawberry producers. The less rain and wet conditions meant fewer instances of diseases being a factor, says Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Peach and Taylor counties. “If it gets dry, they can water …