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Drought Impacts by Category

I am attending the National Drought Monitor Forum this week in Kentucky, and have been learning a lot of interesting things about the Drought Monitor and some of the changes that they are making to the web site and the maps. One new thing they have added is a state-by-state…
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Drought expands in the region this week

With little rain and above-normal temperatures, it is not a surprise that the area of abnormally dry conditions and drought expanded across the Southeast this week. Dorian largely missed Florida and Georgia although it did drop quite a bit of rain in eastern North Carolina as well as in South…
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Slight decrease in drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows very slight decreases in drought and abnormally dry conditions across the region. I expect that the next DM will show significant decreases in North Carolina, which is expected to get hit by Hurricane Dorian and is already feeling some effects of the…
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A historical perspective on droughts

Every time there is a drought, I am asked how the latest drought compares to the historical droughts of the 1930s and 1950s, which were terrible droughts that covered a substantial part of the US. Now there is a new popular paper which discusses the comparison between the early 21st…
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