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Cold temperatures this morning

As predicted, freezing temperatures made it down to Macon and even farther south this morning.  The map below from the Georgia Automated Weather Network at 7:30 am shows a broad area of cold temperatures covering most of the northern half of Georgia as well as some areas to the south….
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Two rain events this week

After a nice Saturday and Sunday, rain should start to move through the Southeast on Sunday night through Monday.  It should clear out midweek, but rain will return to the area late in the week.  The heaviest amounts will be in Alabama and northern Georgia, with lighter amounts elsewhere.
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Climate and agriculture in recent news

With the onset of spring, farmers are busy getting out into the fields and starting their planting.  Variable weather across the nation has led to a variety of weather- and climate-related impacts on agriculture.  Here are some links to stories on some of these impacts. AgWeb reported that soggy soils…
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Spring outlooks from EDEN and ProFarmer

EDENotes, the blog of the Extension Disaster Education Network, posted their spring outlook this week at http://blogs.extension.org/edenotes/2015/03/25/weather-wednesday-spring-outlook/.   As I noted earlier, the forecast calls for an increased chance of above normal precipitation in April through June in the Southeast. ProFarmer also published an article describing the expansion of drought in…
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