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Weather Outlook - September 15, 2016

Sep 19, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from 6-8 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 2 inches for most areas, isolated areas of 2 to 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90 to 170. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 1 inch for most areas, isolated areas of 1 to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 130. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016
The Drought Monitor: Overall the Northeast was drier than normal for the USDM period. The rain event that occurred during the first part of the USDM week dropped 1.5 inches at the Buffalo airport and over an inch at several nearby co-op stations. Although the long-term factors (such as groundwater) are low but stable, near term factors such as creek flows have recovered considerably and it was reported that lawns and foliage have greened up in the Buffalo metro area. This resulted in D3 being trimmed back in the area.
D2, severe drought, expanded to cover most of Jefferson County. St Lawrence, Franklin, and part of Clinton counties are now in D1, moderate drought. Read more

Natural Disaster Areas Declared in NY

Aug 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 15 counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Additional counties are also eligible because their counties are contiguous.  Read more

Weather Outlook - August 25, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to more than 4 degrees above normal in parts of western and southeastern New York. Precipitation ranged from ¼ inch in parts of western New York to more than 4.5 inches in parts of eastern Long Island. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from less than 80 in the Adirondacks to more than 160 in parts of southeastern New York. Read more

Weather Outlook - August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from 4 to 10 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from 1/2 inch to over 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 140 to 220. Read more

Weather Outlook - August 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter inch to over 2. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100 to 180.  Rain! Showers and thunderstorms through early next week… flash flooding possible! Read more

Weather Outlook - August 4, 2016

Aug 4, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees above normal for most of the state. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter inch in western and northern NY to over 3 inches in eastern areaws. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110 to 170. Read more

Help locate Johnsongrass populations in NY State

Aug 2, 2016
Professor Toni DiTommaso is working on a nation-wide research project assessing the distribution and genetic diversity of the invasive perennial weed, Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense). Currently, NY State is at the geographic northern-most limit of its range, but it is expected to increase in abundance in the state over the coming decades. Read more

Weather Outlook - July 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
The Drought Monitor: There has been a slight expansion of severe drought in central NY and moderate drought in the Hudson Valley. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rating topsoil moisture at least half short to very short on July 24 New York (54%). Drought was also apparent in low streamflows, particularly across western New York.  Buffalo, New York, received 1.80 inches of rain during the first 26 days of July, 68% of normal, following its driest April-June period since 1941.  Buffalo’s precipitation totaled just 4.42 inches (44% of normal) in April-June 2016. Read more

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