Drought increased significantly in Florida this week with the introduction of extreme (D3) in the peninsula, which was largely skipped by rain this week. Moderate (D1) drought also expanded in eastern Virginia this week. North Carolina saw increases in abnormally dry conditions. Other states saw only minor changes in drought status this week. Puerto Rico saw no change in the amount of land affected but a lot of it transitioned from abnormally dry (D0) to moderate drought (D1) in some coastal areas.

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