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Big expansion of abnormally dry conditions in GA, SC this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a big expansion in abnormally dry conditions (D0) in Georgia and South Carolina, with smaller increases in Alabama and North Carolina. The moderate (D1) drought in South Florida decreased slightly and dry conditions were reduced there due to the rain along the stalled front in northern FL this week. In Puerto Rico the area of drought stayed the same but abnormally dry conditions also increased. With the rain that we expect in the next week, some of these expansions may be cut back in next week’s map.