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How much do climate patterns influence predictability in the US?

NOAA’s blog this week talks about several different climate patterns which may affect the predictability of seasonal climate.  There are a number of different patterns which can affect climate over time, including long-term trends, El Nino, the North Atlantic (also sometimes called Arctic) Oscillation, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation….
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Severe drought returns to Georgia

The National Drought Monitor released their latest drought map today and severe drought (D2–dark tan on drought map) showed up for the first time in Georgia since March 19, 2013.  Two small areas in south central and southwest Georgia were identified and are well correlated with the lowest departures from…
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