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Georgia Drought Conditions. Joel O. Paz The University of Georgia Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Griffin, GA. Vegetation Index Map (05/24/07). Source: NASA. Rainfall Deficit Map January 1- July 17, 2007. www.georgiaweather.net. Rainfall Deficits. www.georgiaweather.net.

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Georgia DroughtConditions

Joel O. PazThe University of GeorgiaDept. of Biological and Agricultural EngineeringGriffin, GA


Vegetation Index Map (05/24/07)

Source: NASA


Rainfall Deficit Map January 1- July 17, 2007

www.georgiaweather.net


Rainfall Deficits

www.georgiaweather.net


Rainfall (Statesboro)

Tropical storm ‘Barry’

July 2006

July 2007

www.georgiaweather.net


Soil Moisture (Statesboro)

July 2006

July 2007

www.georgiaweather.net


http://drought.unl.edu/dm


July 14, 2007


Summertime Thunderstorms


Tropical Weather Outlook

  • From the National Hurricane Center:Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the next 48 hours.


El Niño : Warm phase

La Niña : Cold phase

Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


IRI

Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


ENSO Effects on Precipitation

Seasonal climate variations in the Southeast are largely driven by El Niño and La Niña


www.AgClimate.org


www.AgClimate.org


Summary

  • In terms of rainfall deficit, East Central is slightly better than other districts in Georgia.

  • Summertime convective thunderstorms

  • Possible development of La Niña may impact conditions in the fall & winter >> dry conditions?


Links

  • UGA Weather Network:www.georgiaweather.net

  • AgClimate web site:www.agclimate.org

  • Georgia Drought web site:www.georgiadrought.org

  • NWS Southern Region HQ:www.srh.noaa.gov


Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Joel PazExtension AgrometeorologistUGA Griffin Campus 770-228-7399jpaz@uga.edu


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