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Abnormally dry conditions shrink under last week’s rain

The rain we received over much of the Southeast in the last week has substantially reduced the area of abnormally dry conditions, as expected. Only a small area in the central Carolinas remains along with scattered spots in Alabama. The rest of the Southeast is free of any dry conditions.
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Dry conditions in North Carolina decrease

The latest Drought Monitor map, released this morning, shows that the abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina have decreased from last week due to recent rains. South Carolina remains the same as last week. I expect to see additional improvements in the next week as more rain is expected.
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CDC: Drought and Health website

Last week I posted an article on a new report that was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impacts of drought on health. Today I found their new website on the same subject. You can visit it at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/drought/default.htm. It seems to be easy to use…
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Dry conditions expand in the Carolinas and enter Virginia

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that abnormally dry conditions have expanded in both North and South Carolina in the last week due to high temperatures and lack of rain. A small area of abnormally dry conditions was also introduced into northern Virginia.  The dry conditions may be…
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