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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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CPASW presentations now available online

The Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop presentations from last week’s meeting in New Mexico are now available as PDF files online.  You can see the agenda and link to the presentations at http://aces.nmsu.edu/cpasw/presentations.html.  If there is not a PDF available it is because the author did not want it published.  Lots…
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Forecast reference crop evapotranspiration (FRET) forecasts available from NWS

The National Weather Service has a new experimental product available which provides 6-day forecasts of evapotranspiration in a zoomable map format.  A weekly total is also available.  You can access this product at http://preview.weather.gov/graphical/.  You can find the FRET daily values by looking under Agriculture at the bottom of the product…
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Climate Prediction Center is launching an updated web site

At CPASW today we learned that the Climate Prediction Center is in the process of updating their website to a new, cleaner and more interactive model.  You can view the new beta version of the website at http://www.cpcpara.ncep.noaa.gov/.  This site will combine much of the functionality of the old web site,…
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