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August Weather Summary & Harvest Outlook

August was another rainy month across the Panhandle, but there was a wide variation in rainfall across the region.  The western counties had large areas with 10-15 inches (hot pink) and even some areas nearer to the coast with more than 15″.  The eastern counties were much drier, except along the coast with a range …

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July Weather Summary and August Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall in July 2017 across the Panhandle. Rainfall July was more typical than the previous month with scattered summer showers that were anything but uniform.  For the most part, coastal areas received higher totals than further inland.  While there were isolated areas in hot pink that received over 10″ for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/july-weather-summary-and-august-outlook/

Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

Photo by Judy Biss Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected. One objective of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/background-and-summary-of-recent-cotton-policy-developments/

June Weather Summary and July Forecast

National Weather Service estimates for June 2107 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The …

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May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

Source: National Weather Service May rainfall brought some welcomed relief to much of Florida.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, Santa Rosa, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/may-2017-weather-summary-june-outlook/

January Panhandle Weather Summary & February Outlook

January was a more normal month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  Much of the soil is still somewhat saturated from all of the rain at the end of 2015, but from the map above you can see that the majority of the region had less than 6″ in January 2016.  Portions of Okaloosa, Walton, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/january-panhandle-weather-summary-february-outlook/

Panhandle December 2015 Weather Summary

National Weather Service estimates for December 2015 Rainfall in the Panhandle. December was a very wet month for much of the Panhandle, but there was wide variation with eastern counties having much lower totals.  The areas in hot pink show areas that received more than 10″ in December.  Portions of Jefferson and Wakulla had less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/08/panhandle-december-2015-weather-summary/

2015 November Weather Summary and December Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of November 2015 rainfall ranged from less than 4″ to over 10″ inches across the Panhandle. November was an unusually wet month across the Panhandle with fairly wide variation. According to the National Weather Service estimates, the hot pink portions of Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla and Leon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/12/2015-november-weather-summary-and-december-outlook/

October Panhandle Weather Summary

The crazy weather year continued in October.  I suspect 2015 will be remembered as the year when it did not rain when we wanted it to in the Panhandle.  There was quite a difference in the rainfall that fell in the western Panhandle as compared to the eastern counties.  The variation ranged from over 8 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/october-panhandle-weather-summary-2/

August and September Panhandle Weather Summary

August was another very dry month for much of the Panhandle. Drought busting rains did come finally at the end of September, but was not at all uniform across the region, and  came too late in the year to boost crop yields.  While the heavy rains fell at the very end of September, were great …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/august-and-september-panhandle-weather-summary/

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