Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“The Southeast is becoming a wildfire hotspot”

While most people think of wildfires as a Western phenomenon, events this year have pointed out that the Southeast is also an area that is ripe for wildfires.  An recent article by Lyndsey Gilpin at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-southeast-is-becoming-a-wildfire-hotspot/ describes the increases in wildfires in the Southeast over time.  The article discusses whether wildfires…
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Slow improvement in drought conditions

The welcome rain in the past week helped reduce the worst drought in the Southeast, although the overall area of dry conditions did not change.  Just like the drought status is slow to worsen when we are going into a drought, the Drought Monitor authors remove drought slowly until it…
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NWS: New experimental snowfall maps will be available

The National Weather Service noted that new experimental snowfall maps will be available this year for a number of stations across the US, including several in the Southeast.  The new maps will show ranges of potential snowfall as well as probabilities of different amounts.  That could provide some very useful…
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