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Interactive tornado tracker tool

Here is a neat tool for looking at historical tornado tracks across the country.  It is run by the Midwestern Climate Center using the official Storm Prediction Center database and mapped onto an interactive map.  You can zoom into your county and filter by date and Fujita scale of tornado. …
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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City GA announced that today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Heat is one of the leading killers due to weather across the nation, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.  Since farmers and extension agents spend a lot of time outdoors in sultry…
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Nice website for getting cattle heat stress predictions

The USDA has a nice website for daily forecasts for cattle heat stress at https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/clay-center-ne/marc/docs/heat-stress/main/. If you click on your regional link you get a day by day forecast of heat stress for the next seven days. You can also find out more information on the AnimalAgClimateChange website here.
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cli-MATE website provides easy access to archived climate data

The Midwestern Climate Center has made an easy-to-use portal to National Weather Service cooperative weather data archives on their website, called cli-MATE.  Even though they are located in Champaign IL and cover the Midwestern states, the database contains information for locations across the US.  The system is free to use…
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Tropical Depression 2 not expected to cause problems

The National Hurricane Center has started putting out advisories on Tropical Depression 2, located in the tropical Atlantic.  There is enough convective activity associated with the circulation to identify it as a closed circulation, which gives it depression status.  In the short term, TD2 may strengthen slightly and could even…
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FAQs on climate change, climate variability and Florida from the Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute has put together an excellent list of FAQs on climate variability, climate change and their impacts on Florida.  Many of these FAQs apply broadly across the Southeast, and address El Nino, hurricanes, changing sea level, and the vulnerability of infrastructure.  You can find the list at https://floridaclimateinstitute.org/resources/faqs.
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