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Mount Ulawun erupts to 50,000 feet in Papua New Guinea–implications for climate in Southeast

Today Mount Ulawun erupted in an explosive eruption that sent ash well over 50,000 feet in Papua, New Guinea. You can read more about the eruption at MSN at https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/papua-new-guinea-volcano-spews-ash-triggering-eruption-alert/ar-AADrDYQ. This is likely to have important consequences for the climate of the Southeast in the next few years, since strong…
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SERCH provides links to presentations on Building Agricultural Resistance to Hurricanes

Here is a message from the Southeast Regional Climate Hub (USDA) about presentations from their recent workshop on Building Agricultural Resistance to Hurricanes. Please see below for the links to the different sessions. We’re pleased to announce that presentations from the Building Agricultural Resilience to Hurricanes Workshop are finally available…
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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 https://crt-climate-explorer.nemac.org/ 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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