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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.
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.
Rainfall in Georgia during April was highly varied. Some southern parts of the state received 2-3 inches less rain than normal, while parts of north Georgia received as many as 4 inches above normal. CAES News
Record Highs
April brought plentiful spring showers to north Georgia but little rainfall to the southern half of the state, resulting in moderate drought conditions, delayed planting, and conditions conducive to wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz was among the UGA experts who presented their research findings at the Turfgrass Research Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 4. Waltz is shown explaining how commonly used products, like insect repellant, sunscreen, cooking oil and powdered Gatorade, can harm a turfgrass lawn. CAES News
Turf Aerification
If ever there was a year to seriously consider core aerification, this is it!
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.
Leyland cypress trees grow as a property border in a lawn in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Conifers Under Pressure
Although Georgia has received rainfall over the past few weeks, most of the state is still in a drought. The rain has improved the situation, but whether the rainfall will continue is uncertain.
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.
Despite rains from hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, the coast of Georgia was rated abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor by the end of November. CAES News
Fall Drought
Weather conditions were warmer and drier than normal across most of the state during November, causing drought and extremely dry conditions to again expand across Georgia.
Sage Shirley, a senior Rabun County 4-H'er and junior at Rabun County High School in the green T-shirt, stands with members of the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 3 and UGA Cooperative Extension 4-H Associate Donna Young, far right wearing black. CAES News
Fire Crew Help
When you’re charged with coordinating the hundreds of moving parts it takes to fight a wildfire, sometimes things get so hectic that you don’t have time to eat.
Fall is the perfect time to install new trees or shrubs or to move existing ones to new locations. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts recommend digging the planting hole two to three times the diameter of the soil ball. CAES News
Watering Tips
Keeping landscape plants alive during the current drought conditions in Georgia takes some forethought, but it’s not impossible or illegal with these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Urban Ag Council.