Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Hurricane path maps

William Schmitz of the Southeast Regional Climate Center pointed out a great source of historical hurricane track information to me today.  You can find it at http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/index.php.  This provides the best known tracks to hurricanes going back to 1851. (The map below is for 1893 just because it has a lot…
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Tropical Storm Earl forms in western Caribbean; not expected to affect Southeast

The National Hurricane Center has just announced that they will begin issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Earl, currently located in the western Caribbean Sea and moving west towards Mexico.  It is not expected to affect the Southeast or the rest of the US.  You can get more information at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov…
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The most extreme rainfalls in each state

Weather Underground’s latest blog post describes NOAA’s recent infographic, which shows the highest 24-hour rainfall amounts in each state.  You can read more about it here.  As you might expect, the Southeast has the highest record amounts because the heaviest rain is generally associated with tropical storms or hurricanes coming onshore…
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