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Weather & Climate

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Blackberry and raspberry growers can plan and prepare for adverse weather and seasonal conditions in advance, as well as monitor the impact of current conditions, such as droughts and frost warnings, with the weather and climate resources in this section.

State Climate Office of North Carolina
Source for North Carolina weather and climate information. The State Climate Office is a public-service center, part of the UNC System, housed at North Carolina State University.

Blackberry Chill Models
Find chilling accumulation from the blackberry chill models provided for eight southeastern states by station and season of interest. Provided by the State Climate Office of North Carolina.

Overview of North Carolina Climate
North Carolina climate information, including topography, precipitation and agriculture overview.

CRONOS Database
Climate Retrieval and Observations Network of the Southeast. Enables quick and easy retrieval of archived observations from nearly 11,000 active weather sites and more than 3,000 water sites in and around North Carolina.

North Carolina Climate Synopsis
Provides information on the regional and local climate averages from weather stations throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina Drought Monitor
Current drought conditions and the impact on agriculture.

North Carolina Climate Outlook
Short-term climate forecasts for North Carolina and the Southeast region.