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Only slight changes to drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that there were only slight changes to the drought in the Southeast this week. Some states slightly increased their areal coverage while others decreased, but overall the changes were very small. Based on the current rainfall forecasts, I expect that there may…
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NOAA: Warmest month on record for Alaska

While the Lower 48 states were about 1 degree F above the long-term average, Alaska was baking under unprecedented temperatures in July, according to the latest monthly climate summary from NOAA. By comparison, the Southeast was warmer than average in temperature and most of it was drier than normal in…
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Typical summer weather continues through mid-August

The typical summer weather pattern is here and is expected to stay in the area for at least the next couple of weeks. This week looks relatively dry, especially in Georgia, but scattered daily showers and thunderstorms may hit some fields and miss others under weak steering currents, especially in…
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Where do you get fine-scale rainfall information?

Summer rainfall can be highly variable in space and time. You’ve probably all seen a shaft of rain covering part of your town while bypassing other areas, or compared rainfall amounts with neighbors and found quite a difference from your own. If you are monitoring a county for rainfall amounts…
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