Friday Feature:  the Forgotten Storm

Friday Feature: the Forgotten Storm

Three years ago this week, on October 10, 2018, Calhoun County, Florida received a direct hit from Category 5 Hurricane Michael.  This was one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in US history.  All of Calhoun County experienced severe damage, but its vast...
September 2021 Weather Summary and Last Quarter Outlook

September 2021 Weather Summary and Last Quarter Outlook

Rainfall September was yet another wet month for much of the Panhandle, but at least there was a break in the rain at the end of the month that was ideal for hay and peanut harvest.  Even so, the Panhandle received between 5 to 12.5″ in September, with most of...
August 2021 Weather Summary and Harvest Season Outlook

August 2021 Weather Summary and Harvest Season Outlook

Rainfall August was yet another wet month this growing season for much of the Panhandle, but not for every county.  The map on the left shows that the rainfall totals for August 2021 ranged from 6″ to 10″, in this region.  The map to the right compares the...
Preparing your Farm for Tropical Storm Fred

Preparing your Farm for Tropical Storm Fred

  The map above is most recent forecast track for Tropical Storm Fred from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  Farmers and ranchers have limited time to prepare for what is coming on Sunday and Monday.  At this point the forecast track (2 PM 8/13/21) is not...
July 2021 Weather Summary and Fall Outlook

July 2021 Weather Summary and Fall Outlook

Rainfall July was a very wet month in some areas, but drier than normal in others.  It also got really hot at months end, breaking the streak of nine months below 95°.  In the map to the left above you can see that much of the Panhandle received 8-9.5″ (blue),...