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June Brings Welcome Rain

FL Panhandle FAWN Station Data

FL Panhandle FAWN Station Data

The Panhandle received more rain the first week of June than the whole month of May.  After record rainfall in February, March, April and May were below average.  Temperatures also climbed well into the 90′s in May, but have not yet topped the 95 degree mark.  Download the full daily weather summary report from the Marianna FAWN Station, for more details:  2013 Jan – May Weather Summary

13 Jan - May Marianna Weather Summary

Drought is a factor yet again for yet another growing season in the Panhandle.  Hopefully June rains will help crops recover.

6-4-13 FL Drought Monitor

The forecast for the months ahead is still very positive through the end of August with improvement for the driest areas in the western Panhandle.  Hopefully the drought this season will be short term and continuous rains will  feed the crops.  Unfortunately, some of the dryland corn fields in the region have already suffered too much to fully recover.  There is still time for the other crops to progress.

6-6-13 Drought Outlook

 

 

PG

Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock & Forages Agent

My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Doug Mayo

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