May 2022 Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

May 2022 Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

Rainfall May is normally one of the driest months of the year, with an average of 3.5″ of rain in Marianna.  May 2022 was definitely not normal or uniform across the Florida Panhandle, with much of the rain coming in the final full week.  The map above to the...
April 2022 Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

April 2022 Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

Rainfall With hot weather just around the corner, it is time to look back at the moisture and temperatures from the last month of Spring.  I know, technically May is part of Spring but not in Florida.  March brought much needed moisture to the Panhandle, after a dry...
Reducing Your Risk of Wildfire Damage

Reducing Your Risk of Wildfire Damage

With wet growing seasons and multiple significant storms in the past several years bringing down many trees and/or limbs, it is quite likely that unmanaged forest lands throughout the Panhandle have a high fuel load for potential forest fires. These high fuel...
2022 Watermelon Update #6 – April 18

2022 Watermelon Update #6 – April 18

Bob Hochmuth with input from Suwannee Valley Extension Agents: Mark Warren (Levy), Tyler Pittman (Gilchrist), Tatiana Sanchez (Alachua), Luke Harlow (Union), Jay Capasso (Columbia), Dan Fenneman (Madison), Keith Wynn (Hamilton), Danielle Sprague (Jefferson), Emily...
March 2022 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

March 2022 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

Rainfall If you read Winter 2021-22 Weather Summary and Spring 2022 Drought Outlook, you know that  the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) was expecting warm and dry conditions in March.  Looking at the March CPC outlook (right) you can see their prediction. They were...
Evaluating Last Week’s Freeze Damage in Corn & Small Grains

Evaluating Last Week’s Freeze Damage in Corn & Small Grains

Rome Ethredge – UGA Interim Grains and Soybean Agronomist   Corn Corn affected by cold is growing out of it in deep southwest Georgia where we had 4 hours of freezing temperatures 12 days ago with a low of 28.7 degrees F. It was colder as you went north and...