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Summary of the October 13 Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar

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Drought Status Update
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This climate conditions and outlook update was originally sent via email to the Southeast DEWS email list.

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods, and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply, and ecosystems.

September Climate Conditions and Outlooks

Webinar recording is found here

  • Temperature: September temperatures were near average, with above average minimum temperatures.  
  • Precipitation: September precipitation was near average for the Southeast, and above average in the Florida Panhandle.
  • U.S. Caribbean: Slightly above average temperatures and slightly below average precipitation.
  • Storm events: September storm events included Hurricanes Sally and Delta, Tropical Storm Beta, hen-egg sized hail in NC, and an EF-1 Tornado in Georgia.  
  • Drought: No drought for Southeast and Puerto Rico in September. A few pockets of abnormally dry conditions remain.
  • ENSO (El Nino / Southern Oscillation): The NOAA Climate Prediction Center put out a La Nina Advisory on October 8th with an 85% change of La Nina continuing through the winter and a 60% chance of it continuing through the spring. 
  • Atlantic Tropical Storms: This is continuing to be a very active Tropical Storm season with 25 named storms so far.
  • Looking ahead: Autumn will continue to be warm with Alabama seeing drier conditions while the rest of Southeast could be wet or dry.
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