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Outlook for November 2019 to January 2020 shows warmer than normal temperatures

NOAA released their latest monthly and 3-month outlooks for the climate earlier this week. They show a continued trend towards warmer than normal temperatures for both November and the November through January periods across the region. This is based on long-term temperature trends towards warmer temperatures since the 1960’s, although…
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Recording of last week’s special drought webinar now available

The recording of last Thursday’s (October 10) webinar on the flash drought and its impacts on agriculture is now available. Please go to and register, then the recording should appear. Thanks to those who attended or sent me information! Hopefully the rain this week will stop the progression of…
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NASA GRACE shows soil moisture depletion

The use of satellites to monitor climate conditions provides some really good fine-scale detail about how conditions like soil moisture are changing over time. The NASA GRACE tool provides a look at soil moisture depletion in several different zones, including the root zone. This map from last week shows how…
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