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Another source of QPF maps

Previous blog postings have provided links to quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF) maps from the Climate Prediction Center.  Here is another source that is geared towards the Southeast from the NWS Southeast River Forecast Center (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/?n=qpfpage).  Note that the SERFC maps only cover the next 48 hours in 6-hour increments so…
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Stripling Irrigation Park newsletter has great comments on dealing with current weather conditions

The latest newsletter from UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Park (available at http://striplingpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-Sept-Newsletter.pdf  has some great comments on how the wet spring and dry summer have affected cotton and peanuts around the area, particularly in southwest Georgia.  Wes Porter, the UGA irrigation specialist, has some good comments about irrigation needs for cotton…
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Evaporative stress index can identify flash droughts early

The evaporative stress index is a way of measuring rates of evapotranspiration from plants and the ground using satellite data.  The higher the rates of water use, the more negative the evaporative stress index.  The two maps below show the maps for September 2 and September 8.    You can…
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National drought stories for August available from the National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, NE, has just released their monthly compendium of stories about drought across the US.  Many of these stories focus on the drought in California but other areas are also included.  You can read this newsletter and subscribe to it at http://drought.unl.edu/NewsOutreach/MonthlySummary/August2014DroughtandImpactSummary.aspx
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