Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Severe drought develops in Florida

With the continued lack of rainfall in the Florida peninsula, an area of severe (D2) drought has been added to the Drought Monitor map this week. The severe drought stretches along the east coast northeast of Lake Okeechobee. Rainfall in the next week will probably keep things unchanged in next…
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Drought continues its slow expansion in southern Florida

The latest Drought Monitor map, released earlier this week, shows that moderate (D1) drought is continuing to expand in southern Florida and now covers most of the southern half of the peninsula. With little rain in the forecast for the next week, that expansion could continue, causing some problems for…
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Slight expansion of drought in Florida this week

While most of the Southeast is soaked with rain, the southern half of the Florida Peninsula has been dry and getting drier. This week brought a slight expansion of moderate (D1) drought in the region. In the next week they are expected to get little to no rain, so it…
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Drought expands in Florida but dry conditions end elsewhere

The latest Drought Monitor, issued this morning, shows that because of the persistent string of storms which have moved through the Southeast in the past few weeks, all dry conditions have been removed from the Southeast except in Florida. The Florida peninsula, which has been largely missed by all the…
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