Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Big improvements in drought this week

Widespread heavy rains across the Southeast with up to ten inches in a few isolated locations have put a major dent in drought conditions across the region. Many places had drought and abnormally dry conditions completely removed. Others saw the areal coverage of drought reduced by up to two categories….
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“Thomas Jefferson and the telegraph: highlights of the U.S. weather observer program”

The latest issue of NOAA’s “Beyond the Data” blog has an interesting story about the history of the cooperative observer network, the backbone of long-term climate observations across the US. Did you ever wonder how the US has a climate record going back at least 125 years? How do we…
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