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Recording of last week’s special drought webinar now available

The recording of last Thursday’s (October 10) webinar on the flash drought and its impacts on agriculture is now available. Please go to and register, then the recording should appear. Thanks to those who attended or sent me information! Hopefully the rain this week will stop the progression of…
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NASA GRACE shows soil moisture depletion

The use of satellites to monitor climate conditions provides some really good fine-scale detail about how conditions like soil moisture are changing over time. The NASA GRACE tool provides a look at soil moisture depletion in several different zones, including the root zone. This map from last week shows how…
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Cloud Appreciation Society talk coming to Athens GA this Thursday

I’ve written about the Cloud Appreciation Society in this blog before, but here’s a new story about this dedicated group of sky watchers from WBUR‘s “Here and Now” which you might find interesting. You can read it and see lots of spectacular cloud images at I am even more…
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