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Happy Fourth of July!

Whether it’s nature’s fireworks in the form of thunderstorms or the more traditional variety, I hope you enjoy a sky full of light.  Have a wonderful Independence Day with family and friends!  A special thanks to those who work today to keep us safe, including the National Weather Service employees…
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Happy summer solstice!

If you are an astronomer, today marks the official start of astronomical summer (for climatologists, it started on June 1).  The sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky at 12:39 PM EDT.  You can read about the solstice at http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/june-solstice.html. EarthSky also has a nice gallery of photos taken at…
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Happy birthday CoCoRaHS!

The Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network, called CoCoRaHS for short, is a network of volunteer precipitation observers across the US and now into Canada as well.  They collect daily rainfall observations in a set of uniform rain gauges and enter the data into their website at http://www.cocorahs.org.  Today…
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Ag Solutions day to be held August 10 in Orange Beach AL

The Southeast Climate Consortium is holding a one-day workshop on Agricultural Solutions in Orange Beach AL on August 10.  [NOTE this is a correction from the original post, which said Orange Beach FL.]  At this workshop you can learn about a variety of weather- and climate-related topics, including irrigation, cover…
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