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February 2014 the second coldest in Georgia since 1978

Preliminary analysis of the Georgia climate for February 2014 shows that the temperature for the month should end up near 43 degrees Fahrenheit for the month.  That would make it approximately six degrees below the average for 1981-2010 (the current “normal” period).  This would be the second coldest February since…
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Scattered showers through the week

The 7 day QPF forecast for the Southeast shows a chance of showers through the week, although none are expected to bring a lot of rain to the area.  The best chance for rain will be in the northern parts of the region with the passage of a front through…
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Latest NWS Southeast River Forecast Center briefing is available

If you like to get regular briefings on current weather and climate conditions, you should consider subscribing to the National Weather Service Southeast River Forecast Center’s YouTube channel.  On that site they give informative video updates on current water conditions around the Southeast, usually once every few weeks.  It would…
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Weather observations–a valuable resource

Weather observations are the backbone of understanding the climate system.  The earliest modern weather observations in the United States were taken by surgeons in the forts scattered around the country.  Later in the 1800’s, volunteer observers worked for the Smithsonian to collect weather measurements.  Now, there are many different types…
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