Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Drought continues to expand in dry weather

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning indicates that moderate drought is continuing to expand through the Southeast. Since most places received little to no rain in the last seven days, this is not a big surprise. For the next week, the Florida peninsula is expected to receive no rain…
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Moderate drought doubled this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released early today because of Thanksgiving, shows that the amount of moderate drought in the Southeast has more than doubled in areal coverage since last week.  Not surprising considering that most areas have seen little to no rain. Drought is  now present in every state in…
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Drought expands into Georgia

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows an increase in abnormally dry conditions across the Southeast since last week. A large area of abnormally dry conditions was introduced into Florida, and two areas of moderate drought were introduced into Georgia this week as well as expanding in South Carolina. …
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Drought expands in North and South Carolina

Dry conditions in the Carolinas this past week have resulted in the expansion of moderate drought in central South and North Carolina. A small decrease in abnormally dry conditions was also seen in Virginia. Otherwise conditions remained generally stable in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
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Dealing with drought in the High Plains

NOAA’s Climate.gov posted an interesting discussion of drought in the High Plains region of the US and how climatologists and stakeholders are working together to improve their resilience to dry conditions. The scarcity of water there makes it especially important for them to plan for water shortages and their impact…
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Small area of drought introduced in South Carolina

The latest Drought Monitor shows very slightly changes to the dry conditions around the Southeast this week. The biggest change is the introduction of a small area of moderate drought to north-central South Carolina, which is balanced regionally by small decreases in drought in North Carolina and Virginia.
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