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Happy birthday, National Weather Service!

On this date in 1870, the National Weather Service was born. “A Joint Congressional Resolution requiring the Secretary of War “to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and at other points in the States and Territories…and for giving notice on the…
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Upcoming CoCoRaHS webinar: “Agricultural Meteorology: Layer Upon Layer”

If you are interested in learning more about agricultural meteorology, you may be interested in joining this one-hour webinar offered by the CoCoRaHS folks.  It is going to be held online on February 26 at 2 pm Eastern Time.  You can register at http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=wxtalk.  You don’t have to be a CoCoRaHS…
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Happy National Weatherperson’s Day!

Did you know there was a day for your favorite weatherperson?  Well, today is the day.  According to this NWS web site (link), February 5 is National Weatherperson’s Day, commemorating the birth of John Jeffries in 1744.   Jeffries, one of America’s first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in…
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“Weird and Wacky Weather: How Do We Cope?”

The title above is the subject of a talk I will be giving later this week.  I’ll be headed to downtown Savannah on Thursday to participate in the annual Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Conference.  Carrie Furman of UGA and I are giving a talk to the Organics section on…
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Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays!

I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off to spend time with family and friends this holiday season, and I hope that you get the chance to do the same.  I will be suspending entries to this blog until early January, when I will return to kick off the New Year with…
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