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Possibility of early frost in ND pushes up corn prices

The six to ten day outlook for temperatures in the US (from www.cpc.noaa.gov) shows a large area of much below normal temperatures in the Northern Plains, leading to some concerns about an early frost along the US-Canada border.  If it happened, it would have the potential to drive corn prices…
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New NOAA viewers look at sea level and land use changes in coastal areas

Two new interactive viewers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center are available online and provide a detailed look at coastal areas across the US.  The C-CAP viewer allows you to look at changes in land use from 1996 to 2010 in many areas of the Southeast, although only counties relatively near…
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Weak relationship between drought and pine productivity seen

The blog from the State Climate Office of North Carolina posted a new story today about some summer research done on the relationship between total net primary productivity (TNPP) of pines and drought indices.  The research explored statistical correlations between various drought indices like the Palmer Drought Severity Index and…
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Agricultural impacts from recent dry weather

The recent dry conditions have produced a number of negative impacts on agriculture in the Southeast.  Rome Ethredge noted in his Seminole Crop E-News blog that dryland peanuts have taken quite a hit with very spotty rains in some areas.  He noted that decreased yields are likely in the driest…
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Replacement needed for Covington NWS coop observer–150 years of records on the line!

The Covington (GA) NWS cooperative weather observer recently stopped observing, and a replacement is needed soon.  This is one of the oldest records in Georgia, with nearly 150 years of records available.  The observer would need to host an 8 inch rain gauge and a max/min electronic thermometer in a…
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