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CMOR reports help Drought Monitor authors

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how extension agents and agricultural producers in the Southeast can file reports on local conditions, including both droughts and floods. This hyper-local information is used by the weekly authors of the U. S. Drought Monitor to draw updated maps of drought conditions across…
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Use the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) to determine how to work and play safely in sultry conditions

This week is expected to be hot and humid across most of the Southeast. So hot and humid that it can be dangerous to do outdoor activities such as field work and exercise without taking proper precautions to keep from getting heat illnesses that can be life-threatening. Scientists use Wet…
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NCSCO: Growing degree day explorer

The North Carolina State Climate Office has added a nifty new tool to their website–a growing degree day calculator that you can use to calculate GDDs for any location in the Southeast, not just North Carolina. The calculator can be found at You start by entering your location, picking…
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