Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Midwestern farmers sound the alarm on climate change

Changes in temperature in the Southeast over the last 100 years or so have been relatively small, especially compared to other parts of the US and the world. That has led to what we call a “warming hole” in the Southeast that gives people here the impression that global temperatures…
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“Winter wild card? El Niño “Modoki”event possible”

As you know if you’ve been following this blog, an El Niño appears to be forming in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to develop over the next couple of months and last through the winter (gory details of the technical discussion can be found at http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf). A number of…
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Florence rainfall

From my climatologist friend Jordan McLeod on Facebook: Here’s a map showing the 4-day rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence, using gridded Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) data provided by the National Weather Service. The footprint of 10″+ of precipitation across the Carolinas is simply astounding, with numerous 30″+ pixels located in…
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NOAA: Climate primer tells you how to get started with climate data

If you think you might need climate data but are not sure what you need or where to get it, NOAA has produced a simple primer that provides answers to some of your basic questions about weather and climate data. Check it out at Climate.gov at https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/primer/climate-data-primer. If you are still…
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