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Florida and North Carolina climate summaries for September 2014

The climate summary for Florida for September 2014 is now available.  You can get to it by clicking on http://climatecenter.fsu.edu/products-services/summaries/climate-summary-for-florida-september-2014 If you are interested in reading more about the work of the Florida Climate Center, you can see their latest newsletter here. The North Carolina climate summary for September can…
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Rain and drought in the news

There have been a number of interesting stories on the impacts of rain and drought in the last couple of weeks.  Here is a sample: Farmers in South Dakota are struggling with production issues after a record-setting wet June.  Some farmers have reported total losses in some fields due to…
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Thunderstorms linked to increased asthma risks

If you have outdoor workers who are susceptible to asthma attacks, you may be interested in this recently published research by UGA scientist Andrew Grundstein.  Dr. Grundstein points out that usually rain is linked to lower pollen and dust amounts and reduced asthma symptoms.  However, in his research he found…
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Extreme weather events of 2013–are they linked to changing climate?

The American Meteorological Society has recently released their annual report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective”.  In this report they analyze sixteen different extreme weather events for how often they were  likely to happen as well as the economic impacts they caused.  Part of their analysis was…
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