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Slight increases in drought and dry conditions this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows an expansion of moderate (D1) drought in Virginia and North and South Carolina and abnormally dry (D0) conditions in Alabama and Georgia as almost no rain fell in the last week. By comparison, drought was eliminated and dry conditions shrunk in Florida,…
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Drought wiped out of Puerto Rico but expands in eastern NC and VA

The latest Drought Monitor, released yesterday, shows that as you might expect, drought was completely wiped out of Puerto Rico after the heavy rainfall from Hurricane Fiona, although it does remain in the US Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, there were some minor expansions of abnormally dry conditions in Alabama and Georgia….
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Rain continues to whittle away at drought

The latest Drought Monitor, released yesterday, shows that in most of the Southeast, the area in drought has decreased. The only exception is in the southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula, which is far eastern Virginia, where the drought there was upgraded to severe drought (D2) this week. Drought in…
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Puerto Rico’s drought improves, Southeast has slight changes

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that the drought in Puerto Rico has significantly improved, with all severe (D2) drought disappearing and a big reduction in moderate drought. This is due to recent rains, including some rain from Hurricane Earl as it moved northeast of the island. In the…
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