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Brrr! Siberian air brings record cold to Southeast

As expected, the frigid air has arrived in the Southeast, and near-record setting temperatures were experienced across a lot of the area this morning.  The map from CRONOS from the North Carolina State Climatology Office at 8 am below shows the extent of the cold air. Today the maximum high…
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Help UGA researchers track toxic algal blooms

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to develop an early warning system for bright green toxic algal blooms in Georgia lakes using social media platforms and cloud computing to crowdsource instances where further monitoring may be necessary. The project—known as CyanoTRACKER—will use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to help…
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Why Americans still use the Fahrenheit temperature scale

Vox.com had an interesting article this week which discussed the history of the Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperature scales and why the US is the only major country that still uses the Fahrenheit scale.  You might enjoy reading about the controversy here. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Geography professor, posted a blog article this…
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New experimental precipitation product available from NOAA

There is a new “experimental” product available from the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) of NOAA which provides analog values of precipitation amounts for time periods from the present to ten days out.  The product is available at http://esrl.noaa.gov/psd/forecasts/reforecast2/analogs/index.html. These maps use a new set of analog comparisons to predict rainfall…
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