Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

While you might know that PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a result of being in stressful situations like combat under fire, you might not know that it can also occur in people who have lived through a traumatic event like a tornado, hurricane or fire.  Politico has an interesting…
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Moderate drought introduced to VA, NC

After weeks of abnormally dry conditions, moderate drought has been formally introduced to parts of North Carolina and Virginia. They have largely missed the rainfall from tropical systems that have hit other parts of the Southeast. Rainfall amounts there are likely to be less than 1/4 inch in the next…
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La Niña update

The latest ENSO outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center shows that the La Niña watch is continuing.  Remember that La Niña conditions have to continue for several months before it becomes an official event. At this point there is no likelihood of El Niño this winter but still some chance…
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Happy National Farmers’ Day!

Today, October 12, is National Farmers’ Day.  If you like to eat, you are reaping the benefits of hard work by agricultural workers around the world.  Enjoy your food and thank a farmer for providing it for you!
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