Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

50th anniversary of Midwestern tornadoes

Today is a big anniversary for me–it marks the 50th anniversary of the tornado that went two blocks from my house in Grand Rapids MI, kicking off my interest in studying the weather. The storms in Michigan were overshadowed by the Belvidere IL tornado and others that also happened that…
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NOAA April 2017 ENSO update: Conflicting signals from the tropical Pacific Ocean

NOAA’s latest update on the forecast for El Niño indicates that there are still mixed signals about the likelihood of an El Niño developing later this year.  One observation in favor of the development is the current strong warming right off the coast of Peru and Ecuador, which is causing…
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