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Extreme weather events of 2013–are they linked to changing climate?

The American Meteorological Society has recently released their annual report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective”.  In this report they analyze sixteen different extreme weather events for how often they were  likely to happen as well as the economic impacts they caused.  Part of their analysis was…
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Stripling Irrigation Park newsletter has great comments on dealing with current weather conditions

The latest newsletter from UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Park (available at  has some great comments on how the wet spring and dry summer have affected cotton and peanuts around the area, particularly in southwest Georgia.  Wes Porter, the UGA irrigation specialist, has some good comments about irrigation needs for cotton…
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National drought stories for August available from the National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, NE, has just released their monthly compendium of stories about drought across the US.  Many of these stories focus on the drought in California but other areas are also included.  You can read this newsletter and subscribe to it at
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