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Drought Outlook Seasonal: Increased Dryness in the West, Central U.S. Improvements

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Increased Dryness in the West, Central U.S. Improvements

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA 🕔Feb 16, 2018

With sub-median precipitation and above-normal temperatures favored during March and MAM, drought should persist in the southwestern quarter of the Nation, along with development in most of California and Nevada, south-central Oregon, and southern Texas. The odds for California to

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Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Drench Eastern Regions, Southern Plains Drying Out

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Drench Eastern Regions, Southern Plains Drying Out

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Feb 16, 2018

Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), heavy to excessive rainfall eased or eliminated dryness and drought across much of the eastern, southeastern, and southcentral U.S. Conversely, drought intensified and expanded from the central Corn Belt southwestward across the

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Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 15, 2018

As an Oklahoma Panhandle farmer, Jerod McDaniel almost every year plans for dry weather and hopes for rain. The Texhoma, Oklahoma, farmer/cattleman said extremely dry fall and winter conditions are changing farmers’ fertility plans. Wheat — usually topdressed in February

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Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and Dartmouth College reveals how another

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Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains Stay Dry, Improvements for Southeast

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains Stay Dry, Improvements for Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Feb 9, 2018

Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), near- to above-normal precipitation was observed from the interior Southeast into New England, while dryness intensified across the southern half of the Plains and much of the southwestern quarter of the nation.

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Georgia: Drought Covers 18% of the State

Georgia: Drought Covers 18% of the State

👤By Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Climatologist 🕔Feb 9, 2018

Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal. With cool, dry air expected to dominate Georgia’s climate in coming weeks, there is a chance that

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Wheat: Crop Conditions Fall as Drought Worsens

Wheat: Crop Conditions Fall as Drought Worsens

👤By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst 🕔Feb 8, 2018

Farmers will tell you that winter wheat is a hardy plant; but for the current U.S. winter wheat crop, one of its most important inputs, water, is increasingly in short supply. The Feb. 1 U.S. Drought Monitor showed that drought ranging from

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Illinois Weather: Jan. Was Cold and Dry

Illinois Weather: Jan. Was Cold and Dry

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Feb 2, 2018

January in Illinois was colder and drier than normal without much snow, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at Illinois. The statewide average temperature was 24.1 degrees, 2.3 degrees below normal. The month

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Pond Levels: Weather Patterns Impact Water Levels

Pond Levels: Weather Patterns Impact Water Levels

👤By Wes Neal, Mississippi State University Extension Specialist 🕔Feb 2, 2018

Terms like climate change or global warming may elicit different responses depending on your political viewpoints, but one thing is certain: Our weather is changing. Storms and flooding seem more frequent and violent, droughts seem more intense, fires seem more

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NASA and NOAA: Long-term Warming Trend Continued in 2017 – Video Timeline

NASA and NOAA: Long-term Warming Trend Continued in 2017 – Video Timeline

👤By Steve Cole and Leslie McCarthy, NASA Global Climate Change 🕔Feb 2, 2018

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the

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