Pam Knox

  • If you follow any social media about the weather, you will probably not be surprised to know that there is a lot of misinformation about upcoming as well as past weather on Twitter and other social media sites. This can include things like photos of tornadoes or other severe weather misattributed to different events, forecasts…

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  • The latest outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center continues to show the continuing influence of this year’s strong El Nino according to maps released yesterday. Wetter than normal conditions are expected from Florida north to the southern parts of GA and AL, while temperatures are expected to remain close to normal due to the tug…

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  • The preliminary climate summary for January 2024 shows that the climate pattern in January was split between wetter and cooler conditions in the western part of the region and warmer and drier conditions in the eastern areas. This reflects the prevailing storm track across Alabama towards the northeast. The rainfall in western sections helped reduce…

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  • Extreme drought removed from Southeast

    The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that all areas of drought have been improved by one category. This resulted in the removal of all extreme (D3) drought from the region. Rain in the southern half of the region should continue to improve things there, although North Carolina and Virginia will see little rain…

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  • I’m a day late with the weekly precipitation forecast because I have been traveling to Baltimore to attend the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. Imagine over 6,000 meteorologists, hydrologists, and other earth scientists getting together to talk science, weather, climate, and society! We are proud of our UGA Atmospheric Science students for providing…

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  • We have about a week to go in the month, so let’s take a quick look at what has happened so far. Nearly all of the region was colder than normal, with the biggest departures in Alabama and Tennessee. Southern Florida was the main part of the region that experienced well-above-normal temperatures so far in…

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  • Little change in drought this week

    The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows only slight improvements in the drought this week. Since the cutoff was Tuesday morning and a lot more rain has fallen since then, we can expect to see further improvements in next week’s map. By contrast, Puerto Rico’s moderate drought has expanded and now covers over half…

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