By Clint Thompson
A wet summer is expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist, discusses the impact.
“So, last year was wet from all of the tropical activity. We’re just at the beginning of this tropical season this year, so we’ve got a long way to go,” Knox said. “The predictions from NOAA’s Climate Predictions Center indicate that it’s likely to be another fairly wet summer and cool because we’re going to probably have more clouds from the storms that come through. That doesn’t mean to say they’re going to be necessarily really damaging or anything, but the rain obviously causes problems for farmers.”
According to rain totals from the UGA Weather Network, this summer is already the wettest on record since 2013. The increased precipitation is noticeable in the U.S. Drought Monitor. Alabama, Georgia and the majority of Florida have sufficient moisture. Only a small part of Miami-Dade County is abnormally dry.