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Two notable anniversaries

Today is notable for two unique anniversaries, related to climate and humans’  impact on the environment. The United Kingdom Meteorology Office tweeted today,  “Today is the first time for almost 70 years that there have been no tropical storms active anywhere in the world on 1st September.”  Considering that this…
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New NOAA viewers look at sea level and land use changes in coastal areas

Two new interactive viewers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center are available online and provide a detailed look at coastal areas across the US.  The C-CAP viewer allows you to look at changes in land use from 1996 to 2010 in many areas of the Southeast, although only counties relatively near…
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7-day rainfall outlook below normal again

The latest 7-day outlook for rainfall issued today shows most of the Southeast in below normal rainfall for the next week.  This is a continuation of the pattern that has been persisting across the region for the last several weeks and does not bode well for reduction of dry conditions…
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“Are you ready for a 35-year drought?”

That was the headline this morning on a Yahoo News story about the California drought.  A new study coming out in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate indicates that the possibility of a decade-long drought in the Southwest could be as high as 90 percent, and there is even…
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Erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea could lead to cooler climate for several years

Volcanologists and climatologists are watching the current eruption of  Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea closely to see how long and intense the current eruption lasts.  The volcano erupted so strongly on Friday that Qantas airline had to reroute flights between Sydney and Tokyo as well as Sydney and Shanghai…
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