Recent rains were too little, too late and came at the wrong time to help Georgia’s cotton and peanut farmers, but winter grains crops will benefit. The drought maps that have become so commonplace don’t specifically address weather effects on the state’s agriculture industry.
Georgia’s threat of hurricanes this season eased by distant weather, UGA reports
The threat of hurricanes landing in Georgia this season is reduced by the persistence of an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean, according to a report released Friday by a climatologist at the University of Georgia – who also observed that the downpours this months have reduced the extent of drought in the state.
Rainfall in metro Atlanta on track; drought emerging in Middle, South Georgia
As amazing as it may seem after heavy rain on Sunday and previous weekends, federal reports show the cumulative rainfall in metro Atlanta is about on track for this time of year, while moderate drought conditions are emerging in portions of Middle and South Georgia.
Persistent rains end drought in Georgia, as farmers say too much has harmed crops
A saying from rural South Georgia goes, “The farmer prays for rain, while the golfer prays for sunshine.” This year, many Georgia farmers report the persistent rains through May have damaged crops, even as the national drought report issued today shows the rains have eliminated drought conditions across the state.