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  • Hope you all have a wonderful (if hot) holiday celebrating our American independence with family and friends. If you are in areas that are very dry, please be cautious shooting off fireworks due to the lack of rain. No one wants their picnic ruined by a fire!

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  • Happy New Year!

    My cousin in Australia has already celebrated the New Year and we are about to break out the family Yahtzee game as we approach the New Year. I hope that wherever you are, you are celebrating the end of 2023 and the beginning of what I hope will be a great new year. On New…

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  • I will be shutting down the blog for about a week to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. I thank you all for your continued support of this blog and I look forward to coming back near the end of 2023 to take a preliminary look at the climate statistics for 2023…

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  • Climatologists want to talk about how the climate is changing over time because everyone needs to know that they need to prepare for a future that looks different than the climate we are experiencing now. The future climate will bring new challenges that farmers and others will need to adapt to, like more extreme weather,…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Since I’m down to writing four days a week, this is coming a day early, but I want to wish all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for your continued interest. I started this blog in 2014, and after nine years I still find plenty of things to write about. Hope you have…

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  • Some of you have noticed that my blog post digests have not been showing up for the last few days. WordPress changed the number of emails we can send out each month and I surpassed that, so they cut me off for a few days. Because of the new limits, I will be reducing the…

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  • Meteorologists have frequently experienced harassment about their forecasts, especially on days when the predictions are difficult and the broadcasters get it wrong, raining on parades or weddings or hayfields. Women meteorologists have especially been targeted for what they wear, how they style their hair, and how much they weigh, and friends in the broadcast field…

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