Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Happy Aphelion Day!

Happy Aphelion! The summer in the Northern Hemisphere is NOT warmer because we are closer to the sun. In fact, today marks the point in Earth’s orbit when we’re furthest from the sun. The exact time is 12:46 pm EDT when the Earth will be 94,507,803 miles from the Sun….
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New abnormally dry spot in the Carolinas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the area of abnormally dry conditions in NE Alabama has shrunk, but a new region of abnormally dry conditions has appeared in south central NC and north central SC. The region continues to be free of drought conditions, but we will…
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Natural sky show for the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! You probably saw fireworks or at least heard them today. I don’t have any fireworks for you here, but here is a great video of some beautiful skies in North Carolina and West Virginia from Outside magazine. Hope you enjoy it! https://www.outsideonline.com/2111586/stunning-timelapse-west-virginia-and-north-carolina-night-skies
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