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How do this summer’s temperatures stack up?

Climate Central has a new graphing tool which shows how this summer compares to temperatures in previous summers.  There are just a few cities in the Southeast but it is fun and interesting to see how temperatures varied across the US.  You can access the tool at (Note that…
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Weak relationship between drought and pine productivity seen

The blog from the State Climate Office of North Carolina posted a new story today about some summer research done on the relationship between total net primary productivity (TNPP) of pines and drought indices.  The research explored statistical correlations between various drought indices like the Palmer Drought Severity Index and…
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Agricultural impacts from recent dry weather

The recent dry conditions have produced a number of negative impacts on agriculture in the Southeast.  Rome Ethredge noted in his Seminole Crop E-News blog that dryland peanuts have taken quite a hit with very spotty rains in some areas.  He noted that decreased yields are likely in the driest…
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