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Happy Groundhog Day!

Today, February 2, marks the traditional celebration of Groundhog Day.  Thousands of media converge on Punxsutawney, PA, to see if their captive groundhog Phil sees his shadow.  If he does, it means six more weeks of winter.  Somehow this year Phil managed to see his shadow even though Pennsylvania is…
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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

This week the National Weather Service is running daily postings on severe weather in Georgia.  Last year, in 2014, the state experienced 35 tornadoes.  In the South, tornadoes and other severe weather can come at any time of year, not just in spring, so it is important to be prepared…
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How to take pictures of snowflakes

There is at least a passing chance of seeing some snow this week in northern Georgia, although it is most likely in the northeast mountains and only a few flurries are likely to occur elsewhere, at least early in the week.  If you’re a photography buff, you might enjoy trying…
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January 2015 drier and cooler than normal across most of Southeast

The preliminary summary for climate conditions in the Southeast for January is in, and shows that for most of the region, temperatures were cooler than normal and precipitation less than normal.  For precipitation, the exception was eastern North Carolina, which was impacted by the coastal storms which developed in the…
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Rainy Sunday then tapering off

The next round of rain should enter the Southeast late Saturday night into Sunday.  Most of the day on Sunday should be fairly wet, depending on where you are, with amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch in most areas.  That system will exit the Southeast on Monday as a cold…
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