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Wet Sunday night into Monday and then really cold

The cool conditions continue for at least the next week.  Rain is expected to move into the area on Sunday night and last through Monday, bringing up to 1.5 inches to some areas.  After that, even colder air moves into the state, with the possibility of breaking record low maximum…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand

The latest Drought Monitor, released yesterday, shows that abnormally dry conditions have expanded in the Southeast.  Most of the increase is in the Carolinas, where abnormally dry conditions have spread across much of those states.  But other areas are also seeing the effects of the lack of rainfall as well. …
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Impacts of the strong Arctic air flow

The current outbreak of cold air that has moved into the Southeast from Canada is blowing strongly outside my window tonight, dropping temperatures quickly to near-freezing levels.  This outbreak is so strong that it has produced a “Tehuantepecer” or flow across Mexico from the Gulf of Mexico into the Pacific…
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NOAA’s climate summary for October 2014

Today NOAA released its climate summary for the US for the month of October.  It shows that for the continental US as a whole, October 2014 was the fourth warmest on record.  Most of this heat was driven by record-setting warmth in the western US due to the continuing drought…
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The dirt on soil

Soil quality is a key factor in plant productivity in agriculture.  Every good farmer tries to preserve or improve their soil to assure healthy crops and good yields in the future.  In fact, 2015 will be the International Year of Soils and December 5 of this year World Soil Day. …
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