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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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Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order to become cold hardy and produce a good crop. What is Cold Hardiness? Cold hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive low temperatures.  However, every cold event …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/27/cold-weather-is-a-good-thing-for-fruit-trees/

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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Weather Played a Major Role on Peanut Yields in 2015

UF/IFAS Peanut fungicide trial untreated plots showing 50% White Mold Infestation. Photo by John Atkins Peanut harvest is in full swing in the Florida Panhandle, but producers have had challenges to crop success in the form of disease and erratic weather this year. White mold has been particularly troublesome this season.  On August 24th we …

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“Super” El Niño Poised to Disrupt Weather Patterns

Typical jet stream (red dashed line) and storm track during strong El Niño’s. Source:  Southeast Innovative Farming Team Tropical Pacific Heating up Over the past several months, water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean have been warming at an alarming rate, building one of the strongest El Niño’s in decades. El Niño refers …

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