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Year to remember for North Carolina cotton farmers

The harvest of cotton and other Southeastern crops is moving quickly. Some areas have been hit by rains which dampened the cotton, reducing quality and slowing the cotton picking. However, as this story from the Southeast Farm Press makes clear, the weather in North Carolina really cooperated with growers this…
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The tropics wake back up

Even though the Atlantic has been unusually quiet for the last month, overnight they lurched back to life with the development of Subtropical Storm Wanda way out in the Atlantic. Wanda is predicted to gradually gain tropical characteristics over the next day or two and may become a tropical storm…
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Very little rain this week

The latest 7-day QPF shows almost no rain for the next five days with just a little light rain late in the week. A weak front should come through then, bringing some light rain to the area. Early November should also be quite dry. The long-range models are not showing…
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Moderate drought added to eastern NC

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that an area of moderate (D1) drought has been added to eastern North Carolina due to continuing dry conditions there. The abnormally dry areas in the region also expanded in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia as well as expanding into…
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