UGA Climatologist Warns of Possible Late Frost

03 March 2014

ATHENS - A climatologist at the University of Georgia warns that weather conditions may again turn frosty due to another stretch from the polar vortex that has plagued Georgia since late January. Despite bouts of warm weather, UGA climatologist Pam Knox is wary of a late frost before spring officially arrives.

Georgia’s variable weather conditions are the result of the polar vortex that has slid forward over the U.S.

While the polar vortex is not something new, this year happens to be one in which high swings in temperature conditions have occurred.

Knox says the unpredictability could cause havoc for Georgia farmers and gardeners this spring. The chances of a late frost are higher this year, which could threaten crops.

Those tempted to plant seeds in March should be cautious.

While the polar vortex is not something new, this year happens to be one in which high swings in temperature conditions have occurred.

For more information: http://onlineathens.com/uga/2014-03-01/uga-climatologist-says-polar-vortex-might-bring-another-snowstorm

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