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Tracking tropical storms using the National Hurricane Center web site

Now that we are approaching the most active time of the tropical season, you might like to track tropical activity for yourself.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a great primer on how to use the National Hurricane Center web site to look at tropical outlooks and storm forecasts.  Check it…
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Is the warming Arctic causing more extreme summer weather?

David Zierden, the Florida State Climatologist, provides this commentary on the weather we have experienced this summer: Is the Warming Arctic Causing More Extreme Summer Weather? A new study came out this week in the proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences showing a connection between the rapidly warming Arctic…
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Drier than normal for next 7 days except in South Florida

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (GPF) for the Southeast for the next seven days shows below normal rainfall for most of the area, with the exception of peninsular Florida.  With lower humidity and abundant sunshine, this might be a good time to make some hay (maybe literally) with your outdoor activities. …
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