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Feast or famine for August rainfall in Georgia

August 2014 Climate Summary Rainfall across Georgia was highly variable in August.  Most areas of the state received well below normal rainfall for the month, leading to expansion of dry conditions and the appearance of severe drought in southern Georgia by the end of the month.  Wet conditions were confined…
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Two notable anniversaries

Today is notable for two unique anniversaries, related to climate and humans’  impact on the environment. The United Kingdom Meteorology Office tweeted today,  “Today is the first time for almost 70 years that there have been no tropical storms active anywhere in the world on 1st September.”  Considering that this…
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New NOAA viewers look at sea level and land use changes in coastal areas

Two new interactive viewers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center are available online and provide a detailed look at coastal areas across the US.  The C-CAP viewer allows you to look at changes in land use from 1996 to 2010 in many areas of the Southeast, although only counties relatively near…
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7-day rainfall outlook below normal again

The latest 7-day outlook for rainfall issued today shows most of the Southeast in below normal rainfall for the next week.  This is a continuation of the pattern that has been persisting across the region for the last several weeks and does not bode well for reduction of dry conditions…
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