Pam Knox

  • What is a forensic meteorologist?

    On Thursday August 14 at 1 pm EDT I will be giving a webinar on work I have done as a forensic meteorologist for the CoCoRaHS group.  Here is the blurb for the webinar: Television shows featuring detectives who use cutting-edge science to solve crimes are among the most popular programs on television today.  But…

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  • Growing Georgia reported that Sha Tao is a new UGA research scientist who specializes in the study of heat stress physiology of dairy cattle.  He joined the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science on the Tifton Campus on July 1.  You can read the story written by Clint Thompson of UGA by clicking here.

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  • NOAA issued an update to their forecast for tropical storm activity this past week.  The new forecast shows a 70 percent chance of below normal activity this year, a 20 percent chance of near normal, and only a 5 percent chance of an above normal season.  Part of this forecast reflects the very quiet conditions…

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  • AgWeb published an interesting article on August 6 discussing the changes that farmers have seen in their local climates and how they are adapting to them.  As the Midwest has warmed, farmers are planting corn an average 0.4 days per year earlier than were back in 1981, and soybeans 0.49 days per year earlier (this…

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  • The Washington Post had an article this week on another long-term trend in the Southeast that will affect agriculture: the growth of cities and the potential development of a megalopolis that will stretch from as far as Birmingham AL to Raleigh NC along the Piedmont.  This article, based on a report from the US Geological…

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  • New NWS interactive rainfall web site

    The National Weather Service has a new interactive web site which will allow you to look at radar-estimated rainfall over a variety of time scales.  You can zoom in and out, add county lines, and download data.  Check it out at https://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/

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  • This map of satellite-based temperature anomalies from July 27 to August 3 shows the strong temperature gradients that have occurred across North America due to the large ridge of high pressure on the west coast of the US and the deep trough of low pressure in the east.  Areas in blue are unusually cold and…

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