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National Water Dashboard provides weather and water data across the US

The US Geological Survey has a great dashboard for looking at a variety of surface water and groundwater information as well as rainfall and some atmospheric parameters. You can view the dashboard at https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov/app/nwd/?aoi=default. I think it even has a tutorial available somewhere on the website, although I have not…
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NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets (NEWIS)

If you are in a coastal county and are likely to be threatened by extreme weather related to coastal storms, you might find these information sheets to be useful. They contain phone numbers, links, and other information for use in emergency situations, particularly tropical storms and hurricanes. You can find…
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North Carolina AIR Tool Offers Air Quality and Weather Data, in Detail

If you are interested in air quality information and weather data in North Carolina, this new website might be of use to you. The Ambient Information Reporter, or AIR, tool combines a wealth of statewide weather observations from the North Carolina ECONet and National Weather Service with air quality monitors…
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Counting the Days to Maturity: Calculating planting dates for fall vegetables

Here is a useful article for those of you who are home gardeners and are starting to think about planting fall crops. It’s from The Garden Professors blog, the other blog I contribute to. This one is written by John Porter of University of Nebraska Extension. He includes a map…
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NIDIS Launches New Interactive Maps on Drought.gov

NIDIS is pleased to announce two new interactive features on Drought.gov that will make it easier for decision makers and the public across the U.S. to share timely, reliable drought information. First, new customization and sharing options for all maps make it easier than ever to create custom, high-quality maps to include…
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