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Snow drought in the West

Outside magazine had an interesting article about the snow drought in the West. In spite of recent rains that have caused fatal mudslides in parts of California, the mountains out west overall have received only 29% of their normal snowfall. This could bode poorly for water supplies in spring and…
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Drought expands in Southeast again this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows another expansion of moderate drought in the Southeast over the past week. Even though it is cold, drought can continue to get worse if little precipitation is received. I’ve heard some comments that the Drought Monitor is underestimating how much drought there…
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Slight expansion of drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a slight increase in the amount of moderate drought in the Southeast from last week due to low levels of precipitation. Since next week should also be fairly dry, I don’t foresee a decrease in drought in the coming week, although the…
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