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Abnormally dry conditions expand

The latest Drought Monitor, released yesterday, shows that abnormally dry conditions have expanded in the Southeast.  Most of the increase is in the Carolinas, where abnormally dry conditions have spread across much of those states.  But other areas are also seeing the effects of the lack of rainfall as well. …
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Impacts of the strong Arctic air flow

The current outbreak of cold air that has moved into the Southeast from Canada is blowing strongly outside my window tonight, dropping temperatures quickly to near-freezing levels.  This outbreak is so strong that it has produced a “Tehuantepecer” or flow across Mexico from the Gulf of Mexico into the Pacific…
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The dirt on soil

Soil quality is a key factor in plant productivity in agriculture.  Every good farmer tries to preserve or improve their soil to assure healthy crops and good yields in the future.  In fact, 2015 will be the International Year of Soils and December 5 of this year World Soil Day. …
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Folk weather

People have had weather folklore going back to at least the Bible (remember “Red sky at night?”).  Here are a couple of stories about Indian summer and other weather sayings. Indian summer article from TheEagle.com Weather, as told by nature from DiscoverNatureNotes.com Farmers are particularly good at phenology, the study…
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