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Big increase in dry areas this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that there were big increases in abnormally dry (D0) conditions in Alabama and Georgia. Florida and Georgia saw increases in severe (D2) drought, which continued in the Carolinas as well. Virginia was the only state that saw a decrease in dry conditions this…
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What are flash droughts?

When I talk about droughts, I use the term “flash drought” to describe a drought that develops and gets worse very quickly. Most of the time, they are related to high temperatures and a completely or mostly dry period with almost no rain, and generally are most likely to be…
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Severe drought appears in Georgia and South Carolina

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that an area of severe (D2) drought has been added to eastern Georgia and southern South Carolina due to continuing dryness and above-normal temperatures. Dry conditions decreased somewhat in Virginia and Florida and expanded slightly in North Carolina and Alabama. There was…
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Slight expansion of drought in most states

According to the Drought Monitor, released today, most states in our region saw just slight increases in drought-covered area this week. The biggest expansion of dry conditions was in Virginia, while other states saw smaller changes. Puerto Rico decreased in moderate (D1) drought but the area of abnormally dry conditions…
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Registration now open: Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Partners Dialogue, August 9-10 in Atlanta

This regional gathering will bring together partners for the first time under the newly established Southeast Drought Early Warning System (SE DEWS) network to share and discuss ongoing drought-related activities, learn about new and innovative drought research and resources, explore emerging issues and opportunities, and identify collaborative paths forward that…
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