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Some Rainfall on the Way

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson Some rainfall is in the forecast for parts of the Southeast. Some is better than none at this point for farmers. As the current drought spreads and intensifies across Alabama, Florida and Georgia, growers are in need of precipitation for their crops. Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist, provides an update on what rainfall is …

Extreme Weather Conditions: Georgia’s Vidalia Onions, Blueberries Impacted

Jim Rogers Georgia, Weather

By Clint Thompson Two of Georgia’s top specialty crops were impacted significantly by extreme weather events this spring; one positively and one negatively. Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist, described the impact that the current dry conditions have had on onion harvests and the spring freeze events on the state’s blueberry crop. “The onion harvests this year, of …

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Weather Forecast: Return to Dry Conditions

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson Variable weather conditions this winter should stabilize over the next month. The previous couple of weeks has seen lower temperatures and increased rainfall across the Southeast region. But that is not expected to continue, said Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension agricultural climatologist. “The longer-term patterns that I have looked at look like we’re going to have …

Warm, Cold Temperatures Expected for Foreseeable Future

Jim Rogers Georgia, Research, Weather

By Clint Thompson Unpredictability is a common theme Southeast specialty crop growers are feeling this winter with regards to temperature fluctuations. It was warmer than usual in December. It’s been extremely cold in January. What does the future hold? Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist, provides a forecast for what producers can expect in the foreseeable future. “The …

Georgia Weather: Warmer, Wetter Conditions in 2021

Jim Rogers Georgia, Weather

By Pam Knox Georgia experienced its coldest year in 2021 since 2014, with an average temperature of 64.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F). But the temperature was still well above the long-term average of 63.4 F. It ranked the 20th warmest year since statewide records began in 1895. Lower temperatures than recent years The year started off warmer than normal, with above-average …