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December Weather Summary and January Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall across the Panhandle in December 2016. December brought quite a change from the previous months of drought.  The National Weather Service estimates for rainfall ranged from isolated locations with over 15″ (purple), large regions with over 10″ (hot pink), to less than 4″ along the coast of Gulf, Franklin, …

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Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, satsumas …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/03/satsuma-oranges-north-floridas-cold-weather-fruit/

November Weather Summary and Winter Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall totals for November 2016. November was a very dry month across the Florida Panhandle.  For a good portion of the region the limited rain that fell came on November 30, the very last day of the month from a single cold front.  For the month, the vast majority of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/november-weather-summary-and-winter-outlook/

October Weather Summary and Three Month Outlook

Source: National Weather Service estimates for rainfall in the Florida Panhandle. October Summary October is historically one of the driest months of the year in the Florida Panhandle.  Much of the western portion of the Panhandle, however, was “O-for-October,” with little to no rainfall this year.  Northern Jefferson County did receive more than 3″ of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/october-weather-summary-and-three-month-outlook/

September Weather Summary and Fall Planting Forecast

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for September 2016. September rainfall was greatly influenced by Hurricane Hermine.  The eastern Panhandle Counties had significantly more rainfall in the month of September. September totals ranged from over 10″ (pink) in portions of Franklin, Leon, and Jefferson County to a low of less than 4″ (tan, yellow, and green) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/september-weather-summary-and-fall-planting-forecast/

Tropical Weather will Increase Disease Pressure on Late Planted Crops

Figure 1. Video of weather forecast for Friday September 2 showing movement through the Southeast of Hurricane Hermine. There is a brief advertisement at the beginning of the video. Ian Small, Nicholas Dufault, Kelly O’Brien, and David Wright Late season storms like hurricane Hermine (Fig. 1) and tropical depression Julia (and 12) often bring significant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/16/tropical-weather-will-increase-disease-pressure-on-late-planted-crops/

August Weather Summary, Hurricane Hermine & September Outlook

Rainfall estimates for August 2016 from the National Weather Service. For much of the Panhandle August was an improvement over July with more adequate rainfall scattered across the region.  Portions of the coastal counties received over 10″ (hot pink), while there were a number of inland pockets that received less than 4″ (tan).  Most of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/august-weather-summary-hurricane-hermine-september-outlook/

July Weather Summary and Harvest Weather Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for July 2016 rainfall. Typically, July in the Florida Panhandle is the wettest month of the year with 6-7″ of rainfall.  In the graphic above, areas that are hot pink or dark red did receive over 6″ in July, but this was not the case for many central and eastern counties.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/july-weather-summary-and-harvest-weather-outlook/

June Panhandle Weather Summary

June 2016 was fairly typical for the Florida Panhandle with much warmer temperatures and scattered afternoon thunderstorms with highly variable rainfall.  In the graphic above you can see the hot pink areas that received more than 10″ and dark red regions that received more than 8″ in June.  In contrast the beige areas received less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/15/june-panhandle-weather-summary/

May and T.S. Colin Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for rainfall across the Florida Panhandle in May 2016. May Rainfall May was a more typical rainfall month for the Panhandle with El Niño disappearing.  In the graphic above you can see that only small portions of northern Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties received more than 8″ for the month, while …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/may-and-t-s-colin-weather-summary-and-summer-outlook/

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