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Extreme drought reenters Georgia in June 2016

Georgia was well above normal in temperature in June, ranging from one to almost four degrees above the 1981-2010 average.  The hottest areas were in the northern part of the state.  Rainfall was less than normal in many areas, causing an expansion of drought over the month and the introduction…
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The hottest day of the year

Even though some areas set record high temperatures for the day on Saturday, it is still pretty early for the hottest day of the year.  The Weather Channel has a nice discussion of NOAA’s map of when the hottest day of the year occurs at EarthSky also discusses why the…
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NOAA: Globe record warm for 13th consecutive month

NOAA’s latest global climate summary for May 2016 shows that the May temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.57°F above the 20th century average of 58.6°F. This was the highest for May in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.04°F.  It is the…
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