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Corn and winter wheat in the news

Sam Ingram of the Effingham County Extension News reports that last week’s dry weather was good enough for farmers in his county to plant corn.  Because of the warm conditions and adequate moisture, the corn is really popping up.  You can see some pictures and read his blog at http://site.extension.uga.edu/effingham/2015/04/corn-is-popping-up/ A…
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May through June 2015 climate outlook

NOAA has released their latest set of climate predictions for the upcoming months.  Their May outlook shows equal chances of above, below or near normal temperature in the Southeast, but a continuation of hot conditions in the West and cooler than normal temperatures likely in Texas and the Northeast.  Precipitation…
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Anniversary of North Carolina 2011 tornado outbreak

Today marks the anniversary of one of North Carolina’s worst tornado outbreaks in history.  The State Climate Office of North Carolina offers this blog posting on the storms (link). Another excellent article about this outbreak can be found at http://www.ustornadoes.com/2013/04/16/north-carolinas-largest-tornado-outbreak-april-16th-2011/.
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April 2015 so far warmer and wetter than normal

We’re halfway through April and I thought it might be interesting to look at how the climate is doing so far this month.  The maps below from the High Plains Regional Climate Center show the month to date departures from normal for temperature and precipitation.  The maps clearly show that…
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