Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Who is your state climatologist?

Later today I will be headed north to Asheville NC to meet with the American Association of State Climatologists, my favorite professional organization, and one I’ve been associated with since 1990.  This group of dedicated individuals provide weather and climate information to groups in almost every state in the US,…
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“The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ Could Nearly Double in Size This Year”

One of the consequences of the rainy conditions in the central US this year has been exceptional runoff of fertilizer and other agricultural chemicals as well as animal waste, most of which make their way down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.  These chemicals help lead to the…
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