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“Southeast drying out; more hot and dry weather on the way”

The latest blog posting from SIFT (“Southeast Innovative Farming Team”) is out and features an article by David Zierden, the Florida State Climatologist, on the recent weather conditions in the region.  Looks like more hot and dry weather for the Southeast! You can read his update at http://www.siftag.org/southeast-drying-out-more-hot-and-dry-weather-on-the-way/.
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Happy summer solstice!

If you are an astronomer, today marks the official start of astronomical summer (for climatologists, it started on June 1).  The sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky at 12:39 PM EDT.  You can read about the solstice at http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/june-solstice.html. EarthSky also has a nice gallery of photos taken at…
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“Is Second Place Really ‘First Loser’?”

Climate.gov has a great new entry on their “Beyond the Data” blog.  Deke Arndt of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information writes on the value and the problems that come with ranking data year by year.  You can read it at http://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/second-place-really-first-loser.  Here’s the cartoon that goes with it:
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