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Chance of El Nino now up to 80 percent

NOAA released their latest El Nino forecast today.  It indicates that there is a 70 percent chance of an El Nino developing during summer and an 80 percent chance of developing in fall.  The forecast discussion can be seen here.   NOAA also has a blog on El Nino at http://www.climate.gov/news-features/department/enso-blog.
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Live lightning map shows cold front sagging into northern GA tonight

A fascinating web site which collects live lightning data is showing a cold front sagging south into northern Georgia and Alabama tonight.  The lightning is occurring in thunderstorms which are forming along the front.  This could cause some locally heavy rain, gusty winds and lightining tonight and mark a return…
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New ENSO blog available from NOAA

A new blog on El Nino-Southern Oscillation (better known as ENSO) is now available from NOAA at http://www.climate.gov/news-features/department/8443/all.  This blog will provide background information and current discussion about the status of El Nino and La Nina as well as descriptions of its impact across the United States and the world. …
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Interesting display of storm reports

Here is a new Google Map-based display of storm reports that you might find intriguing and maybe even useful.  The nationwide map can be found at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/kml/lsr.php? You can choose to look at the area around any National Weather Service office using the menu at top right.  I’ve attached an…
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Two online rainfall data sources

How much did it rain last week?  This is a question I get asked frequently by a variety of people, including Extension agents and producers.   There are many sources of  weather and climate data, but two I find particularly useful because of their map formats are listed below. The first…
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