Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

One-third rule for calculating wet-bulb temperature can help determine when to irrigate for frost prevention

Farmers use a variety of techniques to help protect their vulnerable crops against frost damage when temperatures get near 32 F, including irrigation, large fans, or other heating methods.  But it is hard to know when to start the frost prevention measures, because if you wait until it gets to…
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How to get hourly airport weather data from NCEI

I got a recent question about how to access hourly weather data from NWS airport stations online.  There are several sources for this information; I am going to give you one option.  Another source is the Midwestern Regional Climate Center at http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/CLIMATE/. Start with the current Local Climatological Data at the…
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