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CMOR reports help Drought Monitor authors

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how extension agents and agricultural producers in the Southeast can file reports on local conditions, including both droughts and floods. This hyper-local information is used by the weekly authors of the U. S. Drought Monitor to draw updated maps of drought conditions across…
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Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar Tuesday June 28 at 10 am ET

Join us for the Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar! These webinars provide the region’s stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods, and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts…
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The tropics are stirring

The latest 5-day outlook from the National Hurricane Center shows two areas of interest for the Southeast. The area with the higher probability of becoming a named storm is in the Main Development Area of the Atlantic Ocean, with a 60 percent chance of becoming a named storm. The models…
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A bit more rain this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that rain amounts should increase this week for most of the region. That is welcome news for producers who have been struggling with the dry and hot conditions. Over the weekend, most of the rain will be concentrated along the Gulf Coast, but by…
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Big expansion in drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor was released today, and it shows that across the Southeast, abnormally dry (D0) and moderate (D1) drought expanded due to the light rainfall and high temperatures that were experienced under a strong dome of high pressure. For agricultural producers, the hot and dry conditions could not…
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