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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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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://okaloosa.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://okaloosa.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://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/august-and-september-panhandle-weather-summary/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/26/weather-played-a-major-role-on-peanut-yields-in-2015/

“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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/19/super-el-nino-poised-to-disrupt-weather-patterns/

June & July 2015 Weather Summary

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for June 2105 in the Panhandle. June and July were certainly hot and dry across much of the Panhandle.  The above graphic shows the June rainfall totals with isolated areas having less than two inches while along the coast, isolated areas had more than 10 inches fall in the month.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/08/june-july-2015-weather-summary/

Southeast Drying Out with More Hot & Dry Weather on the Way

David Zierden, State Climatologist Article posted on Southeast Innovative Farming Team June 19, 2015 Current Conditions – According to the last U.S. Drought Monitor, drought is starting to creep back into the Southeast. The latest map released on June 18 designates a large portion of South Georgia and North Florida as D0, or “abnormally dry”.  Some Southeast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/southeast-drying-out-with-more-hot-dry-weather-on-the-way/

May 2015 Panhandle Weather Summary

As in past years, May was significantly drier than April, with a great deal of variation of rainfall across the Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall ranged from less than an inch along the gulf coast to more than 6 inches along the Alabama border. The six Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/may-2015-panhandle-weather-summary/

1st Quarter Weather Summary Shows How Dry the Panhandle has Become

The National Weather Service estimates for the Florida Panhandle from January 1 through April 10, 2015. The promised weak El Niño did not deliver extra rainfall for the Panhandle the past three months .  Much of the region experienced abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions through the first three months of 2015.  The National Weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/1st-quarter-weather-summary-shows-how-dry-the-panhandle-has-become/

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