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Drought decreases slightly across region

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a decrease in drought in every state in the Southeast over the last week due to recent rains. I don’t expect to see much change in the next week in the southern part of the region, but the northern part is receiving…
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Drought decreases across the region this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows a decrease in drought across the region. This was expected because of the significant amount of rain that we saw in the last week. The only increase was a minor amount of abnormally dry conditions (D0) in Virginia. More rain in the next…
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Not much change in drought status this week

Today’s Drought Monitor shows that there were only slight changes in the status of abnormally dry conditions and drought across the region. The biggest change was a slight decrease in the area of severe (D2) drought in the southern counties of Georgia. I expect to see more improvement in next…
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Drought improves in AL and NW Florida but gets worse along East Coast

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that recent rains have improved moisture conditions in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. However, the rain largely missed coastal areas of NE Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, leading to worsening conditions there. The rain from Thursday’s storms may provide some needed moisture, but…
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Drought expands in southwest part of region

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that northern areas that received a lot of rain last week generally saw an improvement in dry conditions, but other areas that did not receive much rain are showing an expansion of drought and dry conditions. The biggest increase in severe (D2) drought…
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New Drought Planning publication available

There is a new summary publication on drought planning across the Southeast United States that you might find useful. It is based on interviews with a number of folks across the region, including me, and written by Kirsten Lackstrom of the University of South Carolina and supported by NOAA and…
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