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Rain improves dry conditions slightly

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of moderate drought in southeast Alabama, eastern Georgia and southern South Carolina were slightly reduced this week in response to rains over the last week. I expect to see more improvements in next week’s map due to rains expected…
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10th anniversary of AthensGaWeather

I am proud to be a member of the UGA Atmospheric Sciences community. Ten years ago on April 17, 2009, a UGA atmospheric sciences student named Matt Daniel created AthensGaWeather on social media to give weather updates for northeastern Georgia, including Athens, because their was no local weather broadcast for…
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El Niño continues in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their latest El Niño monitoring overview today. It shows that a weak El Niño is continuing to be present in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, with temperatures that are slightly below the threshold for a moderate event. It is expected to continue through the summer (60…
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April 2019 starts out warmer than normal

So far this month our temperatures have been well above normal across most of the Southeast. Precipitation has been more variable but has generally been near but a little above normal. The remainder of the month is expected to continue to be warmer than normal but should shift towards drier…
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Seasonal rains this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that nearly all of the Southeast should get an inch or so of rain this week except for the southern tip of Florida. This is likely to keep the drought from expanding in next week’s Drought Monitor map. We should see a lot of…
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