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The majority of Georgia received about one inch less rain than normal during July 2017. CAES News
Return to Summer
After a month of below-normal temperatures, Georgia’s summer temperatures returned in July. Most of the state, except for the southeastern counties, was warmer and drier than normal, but climatologists don’t believe a drought is likely to develop over the next three months.
Across most of Georgia, temperatures were between 1 and 2 degrees cooler than normal during June 2017. CAES News
Cool June
June’s heavy rains meant that many Georgia farmers were able to cut back on irrigation, but the rain also contributed to fungal diseases in vegetable crops and hampered vegetable farmers’ harvests.
Much of Georgia received 1 to 6 inches more rain than usual during this rainy May. CAES News
May Showers
May’s warm, wet conditions brought relief to the parched areas of the state, and Georgians can expect more of the same in June.
UGA climatologists have developed a new formula for calculating wet bulb temperature, which will help farmers protect their fruit crops from late freezes. CAES News
Prevent Freeze Damage
Knowing wet bulb temperature could help farmers protect crops from hard freezes while saving money, water and energy.
Average temperatures in Georgia during Febuary 2017 varied from between 6 and 9 degrees above normal. CAES News
Warm Winter Winds Down
February wrapped up an abnormally warm winter in Georgia, with average temperatures ranging from 6 to 9 degrees above normal throughout the state.
More than 40 tornados touched down in Georgia between Jan. 21-23. CAES News
South Georgia Storms
Violent bursts of severe weather dominated the weather news in January in Georgia with storms spawning dozens of tornados across the southern half of the state.
Healthy peanuts compared to peanuts infected with white mold disease. CAES News
La Nina Weather Pattern
A La Nina weather pattern is providing warmer winter temperatures for Georgia residents, sparking farmers’ concerns about potential plant diseases at the start of production season in early spring.
A farm-grown Brussels sprouts plant. CAES News
Brussels Sprouts
Georgia’s hot summers and warm early-fall temperatures – and the intensive labor required to grow and harvest Brussels sprouts – make growing the crop too risky for Georgia farmers.
This 2015 photo shows sunburnt watermelons in a Tift County field. Watermelons can get sunburn if the vines aren't receiving enough water, which leads to wilting that makes fruit vulnerable to sun exposure. CAES News
Watermelon Vine Protection
Whether protecting watermelons from the scalding summer sun or helping plants produce bigger fruit, maintaining healthy vines is a top priority for Georgia growers, especially when farm workers continuously pick from the same fruit bed.
Temperatures were 2 to 6 degrees higher than normal across the state during December 2016. CAES News
December Climate
While the rain in December 2016 eliminated abnormally dry conditions along the Georgia coast and reduced drought conditions in southern Atlanta and south Georgia, only limited relief was seen in north Georgia.