The States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina produce monthly state climate reports with an emphasis on impacts to agriculture and water resources. These climate summaries will detail the recent weather and climate in each state and put it into historical context. The state climate summaries will be released on the third working day of each month and contain the following information:
An accounting of average temperature and precipitation over the state, including departures from normal, historical ranks, and a more local breakdown if necessary. The same breakdown may be given for longer time periods (3 months, 6 months, etc) if pertinent.
A summary of extreme weather, severe events, and storm reports over the past month. An overview of how recent climatic conditions are affecting ongoing or developing drought, if applicable.
With input from Extension specialists, a summary of how the past months weather and climate affected agricultural production and practices for key commodities.
A review of how the past months temperature and precipitation patterns followed the seasonal climate forecasts or known ENSO patterns.
Any appropriate maps, graphs, or tables of climate information needed to support the above elements.
Allow supplemental information or observations from non-standard sources such as state mesonets
These monthly climate reports or summaries will be used to supplement the monthly reports from the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) and in conjunction with periodic climate outlooks produced by the Southeast Climate Consortium and disseminated through AgroClimate.org.”