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Drought continues to expand

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Drought Monitor is out a day early.  It shows expansion of all levels of drought across the Southeast and the introduction of abnormally dry conditions along the Georgia coast and in northern Florida, where Matthew, Julia and Hermine dropped rain earlier this year.  Considering that most of those areas have had no rain since then and temperatures have continued to be relatively warm, that’s no surprise.  Fortunately, a change in pattern is foreseen by the end of this week, and that could lead to more rain in the drought-stricken areas.  We’ll have to watch and pray for that!