Pam Knox

  • North Carolina’s most extreme hurricanes

    The State Climate Office of North Carolina has been posting a series of articles on extreme weather in North Carolina.  The latest offering describes the most extreme hurricane to hit each part of the state along with facts about each storm.  You can read it at https://climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=157&h=5666e5c1.

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  • The heavy rain and flooding that impacted South Carolina last week ruined tens of thousands of hay bales, according to extension agents around the Southeast.  This is hay that livestock producers were counting on to feed their livestock through the winter.  Now these farmers will have to look for quality hay to replace what was…

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  • The Climate Learning Network is presenting a webinar on stories from farmers on adapting to a changing climate. Laura Lengnick is the author of “Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate.” She will present real success stories of Agricultural Adaptation. Laura worked with many farmers while researching her book and has taken away…

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  • Fall color is on the way!  I saw an incredible MODIS satellite picture of fall color in the upper peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin yesterday and wanted to share it with you.  The photo is below but to really get the best high resolution look at it, click here.  

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  • “Peanut situation in South Carolina”

    Rome Ethredge posted a blog entry this morning in Seminole Crop E News describing the peanut situation in South Carolina based on observations by two Extension specialists there.  The impacts vary depending on when the peanuts were dug or how mature they are now.  You can read the article at https://seminolecropnews.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/peanut-situation-in-south-carolina/.

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  • In the past few weeks climate scientists have been watching with concern the persistent “blob” of colder than normal water that is located in the North Atlantic Ocean.  This area of the ocean is well sampled by buoys, ships and satellites so there is a high degree of confidence that this area is indeed experiencing…

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  • Rome Ethredge nears retirement

    I rely on reports from extension agents around the Southeast to help me understand how climate is impacting agricultural conditions “on the ground”.  One of the blogs that I find most useful is the Seminole Crop E News by Rome Ethredge down in the southwest part of Georgia.  Rome is approaching retirement, and Allison Floyd…

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