Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Severe drought gone from the Southeast

After a week of significant rain, dry conditions in the Southeast have been significantly reduced, now covering just over half the region. Severe (D2) drought has been eliminated from the area. Over the short term, additional  reductions in drought are likely due to additional rainfall, although warmer than normal temperatures…
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Drought decreases due to weekend rains

The latest issue of the Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that dry conditions decreased slightly across the region in the past week, and areas of drought were shrunk or removed in many states. The area of extreme drought that was placed in Alabama has been removed and other areas…
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Extreme drought introduced to Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that extreme drought (D3) was introduced to central Alabama this week. Generally drought was reduced or removed from the Carolinas and Virginia while it expanded and got stronger in Alabama and Georgia. One area that is getting worse is northwest Georgia, now…
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