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Good list of weather websites and apps to track current weather

Monitoring the weather for planning or safety when severe conditions threaten can be a full-time job if you don’t know where to look.  The Vane posted an excellent article which describes some of the best apps and web sites for tracking weather at http://thevane.gawker.com/here-are-the-best-websites-and-apps-you-can-use-to-trac-1698292812.  Maybe you use some of these already….
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The cost of flooding

Has all the rain this week caused problems with flooding?  The National Flood Insurance Program has an online calculator that can show you the cost of a flood to your home at https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/the_cost_of_flooding.jsp.  The tool allows you to enter the size of your house and how deep a flood to consider…
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Record highs on April 8; more of the same on the 9th?

The Southeast Regional Climate Center has a useful display tool for showing the rankings of observed temperature values at NWS stations around the Southeast.  Today a number of stations in the region set record high temperatures and a few more set record high minimum temperatures.  The tool also allows you…
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Be careful using weather apps and social media

As the Miami Marlins learned yesterday, weather apps should be used carefully when planning short-term work that may be impacted by current weather.  The Marlins play in a stadium with a retractable roof which is supposed to prevent rain delays.  However, to do that it has to be closed.  Yesterday,…
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Southeast Regional Climate Hub’s new web site

The USDA’s Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) has a new web site that you might find interesting.  This climate hub will be helping to gather information on climate and management of working lands like agriculture and forestry.  They will also link to other groups that provide tools and data on…
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March 2015 precipitation ranks in top ten driest at some locations

The Southeast Regional Climate Center provided a map of the ranking of monthly precipitation anomalies for selected stations in the Southeast using their Perspectives tool this week.  The map is shown below.  It shows that at numerous stations around the Southeast, the monthly total precipitation in March 2015 was ranked…
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