Pam Knox

  • This week starts with below normal rainfall in most of the Southeast.  Rainfall should be less than 0.75 inches over the next five days across most of the Southeast except near the coast.  Showers will be scattered but could be heavy if you happen to get caught in one.  Rain chances increase later in the…

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  • Farming in the modern Dust Bowl

    The National Public Radio station in southeast Missouri has an interesting story about how farmers in the historic Dust Bowl region have been able to adapt to recent droughts using modern technology and the results of years of agricultural research.  Even though conditions in the central Plains have been almost as bad climatologically as in…

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  • Interactive tornado tracker tool

    Here is a neat tool for looking at historical tornado tracks across the country.  It is run by the Midwestern Climate Center using the official Storm Prediction Center database and mapped onto an interactive map.  You can zoom into your county and filter by date and Fujita scale of tornado.  It defaults to F3 and…

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  • You can find the Florida climate summary for July 2014 at https://climatecenter.fsu.edu/products-services/summaries/climate-summary-for-florida-july-2014 and the North Carolina climate summary at https://nc-climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=86&h=5666e5c1.

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  • July 2014 climate summary for Georgia

    A small area of drought returned to Georgia at the end of July following a record-setting dry July in Alma. The station received only 0.44 inches for the month, much lower than the previous record of 0.77 inches set in 2006. Most of the state received less than the normal rainfall, but cooler temperatures helped…

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  • Drought returns to Georgia

    The National Drought Monitor brought a small area of D1 drought (in tan on the map below) back to Georgia this week after Alma reported its driest July ever.  They received just 0.41 inches for the entire month, much lower than the previous record of 0.77 inches set in 2006.  Their records go back to…

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  • Tropical Storm Bertha has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is headed to the northwest, following a typical path for Atlantic hurricanes.  However, because of the trough of low pressure across the eastern part of the country, the storm is expected to veer away from land and recurve to the north and east before it…

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