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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 drought conditions

Georgia DroughtConditions

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



Rainfall deficit map january 1 july 17 2007
Rainfall Deficit Map January 1- July 17, 2007

www.georgiaweather.net


Rainfall deficits
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





Tropical weather outlook
Tropical Weather Outlook

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


Climate outlook

El Niño : Warm phase

La Niña : Cold phase

Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


Climate outlook1

IRI

Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


Climate outlook2
Climate Outlook

  • Little to no skill during the summer

  • La Niña developing?


Enso effects on precipitation
ENSO Effects on Precipitation

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




Summary
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
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 [email protected]


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