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Drought expands almost everywhere this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that drought expanded almost everywhere in the Southeast. The only state that did not see an increase was Alabama. In spite of the expansion, however, I think that it should have been expanded more than it did, with areas of Georgia showing signs…
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Drought expands and strengthens across the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that dry conditions and/or drought expanded in all states in the region, and the area of severe (D2) drought expanded quite a bit, with several new locations identified. The heaviest rainfall in the next week will be over the weekend and mostly centered…
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Fast-Onset Droughts are Accelerating

A recent scientific study of droughts by Colorado University scientists has shown that typical hydrological droughts have not changed their rates of intensification over time, the intensification of fast-onset droughts (often called flash droughts) is accelerating and they are developing and getting worse more quickly than any time in the…
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Drought expands in northern GA and surrounding areas

The latest Drought Monitor, released this week, shows that an area of severe (D2) drought in northeastern Georgia has significantly expanded and moderate drought has developed in western North Carolina due to the lack of any rainfall over the last few weeks. Another area of drought has expanded in the…
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