30 Day Ag Weather Outlook VA – TN- NC – SC; DONORS for Public Advisory Recognized (Posted 2:05pm, Jan. 19, 2015)
After a brief warm up the general trend is still somewhat below average temperature, but nothing too extreme for the reminder of the January into early February.
Forecast discussion day 3 – 5 (21 Jan – 23 Jan) Temperatures start near average and then drop to below average. Temperatures start off slightly above average as a wave of low pressure known as “Alberta Clipper” moves to the north of the region and into the Canadian Maritimes. Once the low pressure system moves into the Canadian Maritimes, the low will rapidly intensify causing northwest flow and colder temperatures along the Eastern Seaboard. High temperatures are expected to range from the upper 40s – low 50s and lows in the 30s early in the period to highs in the upper 30s – low 40s and lows in the 20s late in the period. Precipitation late in the period expected to be scattered and light in the 0.10” – 0.15″ range.
Forecast discussion day 6 – 8: (24 Jan – 26 Jan) Temperatures stay below average. During this period a coastal storm is expected to move out to sea to the south of the region keeping the cold airmass in place along the Eastern Seaboard. This will keep temperatures 3- 5 degrees below the seasonal average. High temperatures expected to range from 30s – low 40s and lows in the 20s. Early in the period, rain changing to snow in southeastern coastal regions associated with the coastal low region then mostly dry mid to late period. Precipitation expected to be in the 0.10” – 0.30” range in the southeastern coastal regions.
Forecast discussion day 9 – 11: (27 Jan – 29 Jan) Temperatures warm to near normal then drop slightly. Early in the period, temperatures rise a few degrees to near average as a wave of low pressure moves to the north of the region and into the Canadian Maritimes. As the wave of low pressure moves into the Canadian Maritimes it will bring slightly cooler temperature into the region. High temperatures are expected to range from mid to upper 40s and lows in the 30s. Then temperatures are expected to drop a couple of degrees late in the period. Precipitation widely scattered in the northern sections of the region 0.05” – 0.10″ range.
Forecast discussion day 12 – 14: (30 Jan – 1 Feb) Temperatures warm slightly to near normal as conditions become wet early in the period. During this period a low pressure is expected to move east out of the Ohio Valley bringing slightly warmer temperatures and a period of widespread light rain early in the period. Dryer and slightly cooler conditions are expected late in the period. High temperatures expected to range from upper 40s and lows in the 30s early in the period. Late in the period temperatures drop with high temperatures expected to be in the mid 40s and lows in the 20s. Light rain changing to snow in the north and west, mostly rain in the southern half of the region. Precipitation expected to be in the 0.10” – 0.30” range.
Outlook discussion day 15 – 22: 2 Feb – 9 Feb): Near to slightly above average temperatures. Current indications are this period will see temperatures near to slightly above average to near average for the season.
Outlook discussion day 23 – 30: (10 Feb – 17 Feb): Near average temperatures. Early indications are this period will moderate to near average temperatures for the season.
Thanks to these donors (listed below), you have received this weekly Outlook!!
We had 30 growers (18 growers from NC, 6 growers from VA, 1 grower from SC, 1 grower from GA, 1 grower from KY, 1 grower from DE, 1 grower from MD and 1 grower from Oklahoma!)
Also, 5 nurseries/pluggers helped out, 1 Strawberry Association (Virginia Strawberry Association) and 1 consultant (Bob Rouse Agriculturist, LLC)
Donors are listed in the order in which their pledge was received via email reply since the end of December.
|2||Danny Van Meter||Clarkson||KY|
|5||James & Bernie Kenan||Greensboro||NC|
|6||Larry & Frances McCauley||Brultington||NC|
|7||Richard and Faylene Whitaker||Climax||NC|
|10||Eric and Kristi Hunter||Easley||SC|
|11||Vernon and Jennifer Britt||Mt. Olive||NC|
|13||Cheri & Rob Bowers||Cedar Grove||NC|
|16||Rudd Family Farm||Greensboro||NC|
|16||Ben Miller||Locust Grove||VA|
|17||Jeremy and Lauren Brown||Concord||NC|
|18||Billy Carter||Eagle Springs||NC|
|20||John Dysinger||Oklahoma City||OK|
|23||John & Tina Gross||Sanford||NC|
|24||Ashley and Crissy Porter||Willow Spring||NC|
|25||Donnie Barnes||Willow Springs||NC|
|26||Sue & Brent Leggett||Nashville||NC|
|27||Darin & Jessica Jones||Willow Spring||NC|
|30||Robert & Jennifer Vaughn||VA Beach||VA|
|Cottle Strawberry Nursery||Faison||NC|
|Westech Agriculture LTD||Alberta||PEI, Canada|
|Aarons Creek||Buffalo Jct||VA|
|Virginia Strawberry Assn.||Robet Vaughn||VA|
|Bob Rouse Agriculturist, LLC||Bob Rouse||MD|
We are still receiving contributions … they are definitely needed!
Thanks again! (you can send a text message pledge to 919/418-9687)
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Sidney J. Harris, In: Reclaiming a Lost Heritage – Land-Grant & Other Higher Education Initiatives for the Twenty-first Century