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Climate Explorer shows historical and projected future climates for each county

If you have ever been asked for the climate projections for your county, here is a useful website which provides some of that information. The Climate Explorer at allows you to look down to the county level to determine projections of future temperature, precipitation, and degree days for a…
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How far away was that lightning?

Now that we are back in a rainier pattern with more frequent showers and thunderstorms, it’s time for a refresher about how to determine how far away a lightning strike is. Contrary to some people’s views, when you see lightning strike and then count the number of seconds until you…
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Happy summer solstice!

Today is the official summer solstice, when the sun is the farthest north in the sky at noon on this date. For some people, it is also the start of the summer season. But for climatologists like me, it’s the 21st day of summer, which starts on June 1. So…
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