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Happy astronomical fall!

Today marks the autumnal equinox, the start of astronomical fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course climatologists already started climatological fall on September 1. For an explanation of the difference between the two definitions, check out this article from NCEI at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/meteorological-versus-astronomical-seasons. Or else read this article from USA Today…
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NCCO: How Howling Hugo Became the Western Piedmont’s Worst Hurricane

The North Carolina Climate Office has issued the latest in their series of blog posts looking at  historical hurricanes and their impacts on the state. Next up is Hurricane Hugo, which hit North Carolina in September 1989, causing huge problems inland because of the strong winds associated with the hurricane’s…
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Latest climate outlook shows drought likely to expand through end of 2019

The latest monthly and seasonal outlooks were released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center earlier this week. They lean towards warmer than normal temperatures for both October and the October-December period across the region. This is based on long-term warming trends along with the neutral ENSO conditions we are currently in….
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