Drought Monitor: Dry Conditions Worsening Across Southeast

Jim Rogers Weather

The drought is intensifying across southeastern states, specifically Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Severe dry conditions are being observed in the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama and North Georgia areas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Moderate dry conditions in South Alabama stretch from Mobile and Baldwin counties in the Gulf of Mexico to Henry and Houston counties in Southeast Alabama. Moderate …

Water Needs Continue for Some Pecan Varieties

Jim Rogers Pecan

By Clint Thompson Water requirements for pecans have not totally evaporated as harvest season continues across the Southeast. Growers should be mindful that some varieties need water to help shucks open up, says Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension pecan specialist. “Honestly, they probably could use a little (rain) to help these shucks go ahead and open up good. If …

South Georgia Producer: I’m Okay with the Dry Weather

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson Specialty crop growers prefer the current dry weather conditions when producing their crops. They want to apply the water needed which helps avert the buildup of disease pressure. It is especially true during the fall season says South Georgia vegetable farmer Sam Watson. “I grow vegetables, so I’m okay with the dry weather. We get to put …

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dry Conditions Continue to Linger Throughout Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

The lingering drought over much of the Southeast is intensifying in the Florida Panhandle, South Alabama and North Georgia areas, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Severe dry conditions are observed in Escambia County in the Florida Panhandle and stretch to Jackson County. Moderate dry conditions are seen from Bay County to Jefferson and Taylor counties. Abnormally …

Dry Conditions Across Southeast Will Only Get Drier

Jim Rogers Drought

By Clint Thompson Dry conditions persist across the Southeast. It is only going to get drier. All of Alabama and most of Georgia is at least abnormally dry, as well as the Florida Panhandle. Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension agricultural climatologist, believes conditions will worsen over the next couple of weeks. “It’s dry, and I don’t think we’re going …

Drought Expanding in Southeast

Jim Rogers Drought

By Clint Thompson Abnormally dry conditions are expanding across the Southeast, especially in southern Alabama, northern Georgia and Florida Panhandle, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Alabama’s dry conditions range from abnormally dry to moderately dry and are largely concentrated to the southern half of the state, especially in southeast Alabama in counties like Covington, Geneva, Butler, …

Abnormally Dry Conditions Increasing Across Southeastern States

Clint Thompson Drought

By Clint Thompson Abnormally dry conditions are starting to worsen in counties across Alabama and Georgia, while only a small portion of the Florida Panhandle is abnormally dry. Florida mostly has sufficient moisture following Hurricane Ian last week. This is according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Alabama Conditions Alabama’s dry conditions are located mostly in the southwest part of the …

Parts of Southeast are Abnormally Dry

Clint Thompson Drought

By Clint Thompson Dry conditions are minimal across southeastern states like Florida, Georgia and Alabama but persist in certain areas of the region, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. A couple of counties in the southwest part of Georgia, including Early, Seminole and Decatur, are now abnormally dry after several weeks of sufficient moisture. Abnormally dry conditions are also observed …