Pam Knox

  • NOAA released their temperature and precipitation rankings for the  month of November today.  The rankings show that Georgia was the fourth coldest since records began in 1895.  Alabama was the 2nd coldest, South Carolina the 5th coldest, and North Carolina the 9th coldest.  Florida, by comparison was only the 19th coldest November on record.  The […]

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  • Yahoo Finance today posted a story which gives an excellent overview of the increase of sea ice in Antarctica, which skeptics of climate change often use as “proof” that the climate is not getting warmer.  In the article, a NASA scientist explains that the relationship between sea ice and temperature is not so simple, because […]

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  • Medical XPress posted an article today discussing the terrible olive harvests that have affected the supply of European olive oil, causing prices to rise significantly.  Here is a quote from their article: “Nowhere has the impact of freakish summer weather been felt more painfully than in Tuscany and Umbria, where the subtly aromatic, extra-virgin oils […]

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  • Rome Ethredge reported on Friday in his blog, Seminole Crop News, that canola is having trouble getting established this year in some areas.  In fields that were planted just before heavy rains, a crust developed and prevented some seedlings from forcing their way out.  Instead the stems are swelling or growing downwards.  Cold temperatures are […]

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  • FiveThirtyEightScience published an interesting article this week on using statistics to determine which parts of the US had the most and least predictable weather.  They used a combination of ten different variables including max and min temperature, precipitation, winds and severe weather to determine how changeable each value was.  The areas with the highest amount […]

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  • Heavy rainfall will plague the Northwest and Northeast of the US in the next week, but the Southeast will see mostly light amounts of precipitation.  The only exception is the eastern half of North Carolina which will see rain associated with the storm that will be affecting the Northeast.  Somewhat enhanced precipitation may also be […]

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  • The Washington Post published a story today based on a study by the American Geophysical Union that explores the return period of the latest drought in California.  The study, based on tree ring analysis, shows that the current exceptional drought is the worst in about 1200 years based on temperature and precipitation reconstructions.  You can […]

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