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2022 Severe weather in review

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has published their annual overview of last year’s severe weather across the country at https://www.spc.noaa.gov/media/year-in-review/. You can see maps that describe where the tornadoes occurred in 2022, where lightning struck, where the most watches occurred, and other facts about last year’s severe weather that you might…
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USDA Adaptation Resources for Agriculture

I recently ran across this USDA publication describing methods for adapting agriculture to increasing climate variability and climate change. While the publication is focused on the Midwest and Northeast, there are a lot of very good lessons for producers in the Southeast as well. I encourage you to take a…
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Several waves of rain this week

The latest 7-day rainfall map shows that most areas of the region should see several rain events over the next week. The exception is the Florida Peninsula, which should remain mostly dry until late in the week. This general pattern is expected to continue over the next four weeks.
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Drought decreases across the region this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows a decrease in drought across the region. This was expected because of the significant amount of rain that we saw in the last week. The only increase was a minor amount of abnormally dry conditions (D0) in Virginia. More rain in the next…
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