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NASA GRACE shows soil moisture depletion

The use of satellites to monitor climate conditions provides some really good fine-scale detail about how conditions like soil moisture are changing over time. The NASA GRACE tool provides a look at soil moisture depletion in several different zones, including the root zone. This map from last week shows how…
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Significant expansion of extreme drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a significant expansion of extreme (D3) drought across the Southeast in response to the much-above-normal temperatures and continued dry conditions which are affecting many parts of the Southeast. Extreme drought more than doubled in areal coverage across the Southeast, with expansions in…
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Special webinar on SE drought Thursday October 10 at 1 pm EDT

Southeast Drought Update Webinar Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT —————————————————————————————————————————————- Drought has developed rapidly in the Southeast. Record-breaking late summer and early fall heat and persistent dryness have led to a sharp increase in drought intensity and coverage across the region. This Drought Update Webinar will…
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