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Severe drought returns to Georgia

The National Drought Monitor released their latest drought map today and severe drought (D2–dark tan on drought map) showed up for the first time in Georgia since March 19, 2013.  Two small areas in south central and southwest Georgia were identified and are well correlated with the lowest departures from…
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Tracking tropical storms using the National Hurricane Center web site

Now that we are approaching the most active time of the tropical season, you might like to track tropical activity for yourself.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a great primer on how to use the National Hurricane Center web site to look at tropical outlooks and storm forecasts.  Check it…
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Drier than normal for next 7 days except in South Florida

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (GPF) for the Southeast for the next seven days shows below normal rainfall for most of the area, with the exception of peninsular Florida.  With lower humidity and abundant sunshine, this might be a good time to make some hay (maybe literally) with your outdoor activities. …
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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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