Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Dry conditions shrink to just over 1% of region

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the two patches of abnormally dry conditions left in Alabama have shrunk to just 1.24% of the region’s area. With wet conditions expected in the next week, the southern patch near Mobile will probably be gone by next week’s map, although…
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Dry area continues to shrink in Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released earlier this week, shows that abnormally dry conditions continue to shrink in the region. The latest map shows that the only state with any remnant abnormally dry conditions is Alabama. With normal rain expected in the next week, those two last areas may also be…
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Heavy rains this week eliminate most dry conditions from Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the heavy rains we have experienced across the Southeast this week from both Subtropical Storm Alberto and other rain storms has eliminated all drought from the Southeast and has reduced abnormally dry conditions to just a few small, scattered pockets. Since…
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Big improvements in drought this week

Widespread heavy rains across the Southeast with up to ten inches in a few isolated locations have put a major dent in drought conditions across the region. Many places had drought and abnormally dry conditions completely removed. Others saw the areal coverage of drought reduced by up to two categories….
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Severe drought decreased in south Florida this week

The tropical system which has been moving north through the Southeast this week has reduced severe drought in southern Florida in the latest Drought Monitor map, but drought in other areas remained the same as of the cutoff date on this past Tuesday. The rain that has fallen since then…
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