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Record-setting minimum temperatures on September 14

Much colder than normal minimum temperatures were felt across most of the Southeast on the morning of September 14.  This map from the Southeast Regional Climate Center’s Perspectives tool shows the ranking of reporting stations across the area.  Several stations reported their all-time lowest temperature for the date, including Macon…
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NC Summer Projects: Behind the Scenes of Drought Measurement

The State Climate Office of North Carolina has a blog on a variety of topics related to climate in the Southeast.  Today’s entry describes some research that their students are doing on the measurement of drought.  One of the new products under development is a Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI)…
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The importance of CoCoRaHS and other observers

Yesterday parts of Georgia experienced flooding rains.  They were very localized and many areas received no rain at all.  The NWS daily rainfall estimate from http://water.weather.gov/precip shows the spatial variability of rain across the area.  You will note two areas of heavy rainfall in red in north-central Georgia centered on…
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