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November 2017 dry conditions helped increase drought

With a half-day to go, the November regional maps for 2017 show that temperatures in the eastern half of the region were generally below normal and areas in the western half were generally above normal, while precipitation across almost all of the area was drier than usual. The only exceptions were two thin strips of Florida where heavier rain fell. The lack of rainfall this month contributed to the growth of drought across the region, as discussed in a post earlier today. There were a few showers across parts of the Southeast today, so the final maps for November should change slightly.