Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Spring weather safety tips

For meteorologists and climatologists, March 1 marks the first day of spring.  Spring is the season when severe weather really ramps up in many parts of the country, although in the Southeast we can and do get severe weather any time of year.  In recognition of this, the National Weather…
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Recent storm system brought tornadoes to North Carolina, East Coast

The recent storm system that passed through the Southeast brought severe weather, including tornadoes, to parts of the region, including North Carolina.  The State Climate Office of North Carolina has published a blog post today that describes the storms that hit their state at http://climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=179&h=5666e5c1, along with some tornado climatology for…
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February 19, 1884 — The Enigma Outbreak

Marshall Shepherd pointed out this morning that today is the anniversary of what was likely the worst tornado outbreak in Georgia history. “On February 19 1884 a violent swarm of tornadoes raced across Georgia. Cherokee and Pickens counties were hit hard. Near Waleska, 3 children were killed. in Pickens county, Cagletown…
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Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia

From the National Weather Service: This week, February 1st through 5th, is Severe Weather Preparedness Week for Georgia. We will highlight family preparedness, thunderstorm, lightning, and tornado safety, as well as flood preparedness. There will be a tornado warning drill on Wednesday, February 3 at approximately 9:00am for all 159…
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