Pam Knox

  • The Japanese Meteorological Agency has a new weather satellite, the Himawari-8.  It has incredibly high resolution pictures in both space and time.  The CIMSS satellite blog (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center) has an example of the stunning images that are available from the satellite…

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  • Late evening update on TS Erika

    Earlier today I sent out a note to all UGA Extension agents about the possibility of impacts from Tropical Storm Erika early next week.  At the time of the email, Florida and southern Georgia as well as the eastern Carolinas were in the forecast cone for a direct pass by TS Erika starting on Sunday…

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  • NOAA published an article today describing some recent research on the number of large fires are likely to occur by mid-century with projected warming.  Most of Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama, and the coastal Carolinas are all expected to see significant increases in the number of weeks with very large fires.  Smaller increases are expected…

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  • Are you prepared for a tropical storm?

    As meteorologists watch the evolution of Tropical Storm Erika today, it is becoming more clear that Florida is going to be impacted by the storm.  What happens after that is less clear, but if you live in Florida, southern Georgia, or the eastern Carolinas you should be watching the outlooks closely.  It now appears highly…

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  • The Southeast Farm Press published an article this week describing the profits Alabama farmers hope to make this year from their sorghum crop.  The combination of a wet planting season and high prices convinced a number of farmers to plant grain sorghum instead of corn, and the crops are doing very well this year.  They…

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  • If you need climate data from National Weather Service locations, the NWS reminds you that there is an easy way to get it.   Go to https://w2.weather.gov/climate/ and click on your city of interest to go to their local climate page.  If you click on NOWData on the right side of the top menu, you will…

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  • Watching and preparing for Erika

    Tropical Storm Erika is poorly organized this morning, and meteorologists are not even sure where the center of circulation is.  But some of the models show it making a bee-line for Florida and the Southeast coast.  On the latest public forecast map, Erika could be affecting south Florida by Sunday.  Some of the models show…

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