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August through September outlook

The climate outlook for August through September shows us in increased chances for warm temperatures, but equal chances for above, below or near normal precipitation, according to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.  
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Dry conditions expand but should change soon

The rain that was expected to occur with the last front did not pan out, leading to drier soils at a time when portions of Georgia are already in abnormally dry conditions.  Cool and dry conditions since the frontal passage have provided wonderful weather but not much moisture for growing…
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FAQs on climate change, climate variability and Florida from the Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute has put together an excellent list of FAQs on climate variability, climate change and their impacts on Florida.  Many of these FAQs apply broadly across the Southeast, and address El Nino, hurricanes, changing sea level, and the vulnerability of infrastructure.  You can find the list at https://floridaclimateinstitute.org/resources/faqs.
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El Nino slow to develop

Recent observations of the eastern Pacific Ocean show that the expected El Nino has not developed as predicted and that even though the ocean temperatures are showing warming, the atmosphere has not followed suit, leading to mediocre El Nino signals.  This makes it more likely that if El Nino develops…
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