In this Issue:
  • June Weather Summary, July Outlook, & EL Niño Watch
  • May Weather Summary and Summer Outlook
  • April 18 Weather Summary and Three Month Outlook
  • 1st Quarter Weather Summary and 2nd Quarter Outlook
  • Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?
  • Thinking About Planting Peanuts in April? Pay Attention to Soil Temperature
  • January and February 2018 Panhandle Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook
  • Late Winter AgroClimate Update
  • 2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook
  • 2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook
  • Weather

    June Weather Summary, July Outlook, & EL Niño Watch

    Rainfall

    June was a wet month for much of the Panhandle, thanks in part to rain following Tropical Storm Alberto that came ashore at the end of May. But the rainfall was not at all uniform across the region.  There were a few areas that received more than 10″ in June (hot pink), but there …

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    May Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

    Rainfall

    The weather in May was certainly unique.  The month started hot and very dry and ended with rain almost every day, thanks in part to Subtropical Storm Alberto. In the map above produced by the Southeastern Climate Center you can really see Alberto’s impact.  The western Panhandle counties did not see much impact from …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/may-weather-summary-and-summer-outlook/

    April 18 Weather Summary and Three Month Outlook

    Rainfall

    April was another cool month, only slightly warmer than March, with below normal rainfall for much of the Panhandle.  Most of the region received 2-5″, with isolated areas over 5″.

    All six Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) stations in the Panhandle recorded below historic average rainfall in April 2018.  The Carrabelle station recorded …

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    1st Quarter Weather Summary and 2nd Quarter Outlook

    Rainfall

    After such an unusually warm and wet month in February, temperatures were more normal in March, but the rainfall was well below normal for most of the Panhandle.  The graphic above shows actual rainfall and the departure from normal for the region.  From the departure from normal map on the right, you can see …

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    Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?

    Farmers and ranchers must manage traditional business practices to be successful, but they also deal with the many challenges of ever changing weather.  Rain, wind, and temperature are important and obvious aspects of weather that producers track on a daily basis, but there are other, not so obvious weather features that affect operational management as …

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    Thinking About Planting Peanuts in April? Pay Attention to Soil Temperature

    Peanut seed is likely on its way to many buying point locations this week and next week, as peanut planting will begin soon in the Florida Panhandle.  Planting is already underway in Levy County and surrounding areas, where soil temperatures are warming quickly despite a cool day here and there.

    On Wednesday, April 4, average …

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    January and February 2018 Panhandle Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

    Talk about a tale of two months.  It seemed like we went from winter to spring in just one month.  In the Panhandle, January 2018  was a pretty normal winter month, temperature wise, but was much drier than normal.  February 2018 set records for the warmest February on record, with incredible rainfall totals over a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/january-and-february-2018-panhandle-weather-summary-planting-season-outlook/

    Late Winter AgroClimate Update

    Clyde W. Fraisse, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida – IFAS – http://agroclimate.org/

    March 1, 2018, La Niña conditions are present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and expected to persist during the remaining of the winter, transitioning to ENSO-Neutral in the spring. According to the

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/02/late-winter-agroclimate-update/

    2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

    Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/2018-southern-forage-and-hay-outlook/

    2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook

    2017 Annual Weather Summary

    There was considerable variation in the annual rainfall across the Panhandle in 2017. The graphic above shows National Weather Service’s estimated annual rainfall for the Florida Panhandle Counties.  Areas in purple received more than 80″, hot pink 70-80″, dark red 60-70″, red 50-60″, and light red 40-50″.

    The graphic above shows …

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