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Southeastern Winter Could be Harsh, but Short


The State Climate Office of North Carolina has completed their winter weather outlook for the remainder of 2015 and early 2016, saying that December should have few to no wintery weather events, with near to above normal temperatures during the month.  But, several indicators suggest that January will see a transition to a colder, more wintery pattern, with the impacts of the strong El Nino becoming evident.  The Climate Office anticipates the wintery weather will continue on into February with ongoing potential for cold air to interact with moisture-laden coastal storms.

As the current El Nino weakens heading into March, the active storm track and cold air availability is also expected to wane, likely signaling an end to wintery potential, possibly as early as mid-to-late February or possibly early March.

SC Cold Storage Facility Cleared to Resume Exports to China

USDA has announced that three cold storage facilities are now allowed to resume exports to China, including NOCS South Atlantic, in North Charleston, S.C. They will be allowed to ship products produced or stored after Oct. 16, 2015.

Research Suggests More Mexicans Leaving the U.S. Than Coming In

A new report by Pew Research Center suggests more Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. than coming in.  The study points to a sluggish economy as the reason more legal and illegal Mexican immigrants are heading back to Mexico. Pew found that more than one million Mexican immigrants and their families, including American-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico from 2009 to 2014. Over that same span, 870,000 entered the U.S.

Registration for UAV’s Coming Soon

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Registration Task Force co-chair Earl Lawrence of the FAA spoke to reporters to provide an overview on recommendations on registering unmanned civilian aircraft or drones:
11-24 UAV                  : 12                           : operate it safely

“You can always have somebody who will knowingly violate the law.  But, this gives us the opportunity to educate people with the information they need to know before they operated their UAF, so they can operate it safely.”'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.