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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I’m taking a few days off to visit family so will stop the blog until I return on Sunday, December 1. Hope you all have a healthy and safe holiday and enjoy the season with family and friends. Thank farmers for all the food you eat!
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How does NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center make winter forecasts when ENSO is neutral?

The best forecast clue for what winter is likely to be like in the Southeast and other parts of the US is whether El Niño or La Niña is present in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This year we have neutral conditions, which makes a winter prediction tougher. But NOAA’s Climate…
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Slight improvements in drought this week

This week’s Drought Monitor shows continuing erosion of drought conditions across the Southeast. No big changes but reductions in areal coverage for all categories of drought. Rain today and this weekend should help keep this trend going over the next week.
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