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Weatherwatch

March 2017

Early-March wildfires on the central and southern Plains and mid-month freezes in the Southeast highlighted an active weather pattern. The Southeastern cold snap, which caused extensive peach and blueberry losses in Georgia and South Carolina, peaked from March 15–17, immediately in the wake of a Northeastern blizzard. From March 13–15, wind-driven rain, sleet, and snow caused widespread travel disruptions from the mid-Atlantic states to New England.

 

Weatherwise Contributing Editor BRAD RIPPEY is the U.S. Editor of the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin of the Joint Agriculture NOAA Weather Facility.

Weatherwise Contributing Editor JEFFREY B. HALVERSON is Professor of Geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.       

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