The 7-day rainfall we’ve seen in the Southeast shows that it was feast or famine for many areas.  The map below details the percent of normal each area received based on radar estimates.  It shows that southeast Georgia received the heaviest rain from the remains of Erika, with some areas receiving more than 500 percent of normal (normal is about 1 inch per week), while the west coast of the Florida peninsula received somewhat lower amounts on top of their already saturated soil.  Most other parts of the Southeast received little to no rain since September 1.

Both wet and dry conditions have posed problems for farmers.  In the wet areas, peanut harvesting and hay drying have been stalled, while in the dry areas crops that still need moisture are suffering.

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7 day rainfall 9-8-2015

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