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Drought decreases slightly across region

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a decrease in drought in every state in the Southeast over the last week due to recent rains. I don’t expect to see much change in the next week in the southern part of the region, but the northern part is receiving…
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It’s Groundhog Day…Again

Today’s emails and news stories are all full of climate predictions for the coming of spring based on whether a furry rodent has seen his shadow. The one that most often shows up in the news is Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania, but there are many others from other parts of…
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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 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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