I am pleased to announce that I am the new interim director of the Georgia Weather Network, replacing Dr. Ian Flitcroft who is retiring this week. Dr. Flitcroft and Dr. Donn Shilling of the UGA Crop and Soil Sciences Department have worked together to leave the weather network in excellent shape, with 86 high quality stations reporting every hour or more often. I plan to continue this blog and hope to incorporate more information on some of the data and tools that are available on the network in the coming week. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Congratulations to Dr. Flitcroft for a job well done!