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Climate and agriculture in recent news

With the onset of spring, farmers are busy getting out into the fields and starting their planting.  Variable weather across the nation has led to a variety of weather- and climate-related impacts on agriculture.  Here are some links to stories on some of these impacts. AgWeb reported that soggy soils…
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Spring outlooks from EDEN and ProFarmer

EDENotes, the blog of the Extension Disaster Education Network, posted their spring outlook this week at https://blogs.extension.org/edenotes/2015/03/25/weather-wednesday-spring-outlook/.   As I noted earlier, the forecast calls for an increased chance of above normal precipitation in April through June in the Southeast. ProFarmer also published an article describing the expansion of drought in…
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Update on cold weekend conditions

Earlier this week I noted that we were in for some cold weather and possible frost this coming weekend.  I wanted to give you an update on the general situation, although you will want to get detailed forecasts from the National Weather Service or another source as the cold weather…
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Forecast reference crop evapotranspiration (FRET) forecasts available from NWS

The National Weather Service has a new experimental product available which provides 6-day forecasts of evapotranspiration in a zoomable map format.  A weekly total is also available.  You can access this product at https://preview.weather.gov/graphical/.  You can find the FRET daily values by looking under Agriculture at the bottom of the product…
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Climate data primer available at Climate.gov

The Climate.gov web site has a good introductory section on climate data.  You can find the primer at https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/primer/climate-data-primer.  It includes information on how climate is measured, how the data are processed and quality controlled, how past climates are interpreted and how future climate is predicted, and where to get climate…
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