Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Some Continued Dry Spots Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019Summary The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Nov., Dec., Jan. Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019Rapid onset and intensification of drought occurred across the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Ohio to Tennessee Valleys since late August. This “flash drought” was a result of sparse rainfall coupled with […]

Georgia: Another Tropical Storm on the Way? Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019Another tropical disturbance is headed towards Georgia. This storm, which is likely to become TS Nestor in the next day, is predicted to develop in the western Gulf of Mexico […]

Texas Field Reports: Cool-Season Vegetables Looking Good Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019Conditions were mixed for cool-season vegetable-producing areas of the state, with the Rio Grande Valley and Wintergarden both experiencing weather that led to a less-than-optimal start to the season, according […]

Freezing Temps, Snow Bring Widespread Harvest Challenges Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Late last week, Bloomberg writers Brian K Sullivan and Ashley Robinson reported that, “A large snowfall is set to sweep out of the Rocky Mountains later this week, bringing snow by the foot […]

Georgia Weather: Sept. Was Unseasonably Hot, Dry Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019While it seems Georgia is finally seeing a break from the summer heat, the long hot summer, including a record-setting September, has already caused problems for many Georgia farmers. With […]

Minnesota Soybeans: A Challenging Harvest Ahead Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019Whether it’s ‘insult to injury’ or a ‘nail in the coffin’, rain and snow beginning on October 10, 2019 was not the weather that soybean farmers were looking for. Even […]

North Plains Soybeans: Drying, Storage Could Be Challenging Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an agricultural engineer with North Dakota State University Extension. According to the National […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record Temps, Some Rain Relief Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019Summary The flash drought in the southern portions of the United States, especially over the Southeast and Texas, remains the prominent feature this week. As conditions continue to dry out […]

Texas: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 15 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Baylor, Bell, Callahan, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Milam, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Taylor, Throckmorton, and […]

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