Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Moderate drought expands in Georgia

This last week has been fairly dry for most of the Southeast. Most states maintained their drought status from last week, but in Georgia, the areas of moderate drought expanded due to warm temperatures and lack of precipitation. Unfortunately, while northern Georgia and other parts of the Southeast will see…
Read More

Slight decrease in drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor shows slight changes in drought across the region this week in response to the rains of last week. Alabama lost the most dry area, and should continue to see less dry area in next week’s map in response to the rains that are starting to hit…
Read More

Rain improves dry conditions slightly

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of moderate drought in southeast Alabama, eastern Georgia and southern South Carolina were slightly reduced this week in response to rains over the last week. I expect to see more improvements in next week’s map due to rains expected…
Read More

Moderate drought grows in Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that moderate drought has expanded in the Southeast this week as warm temperatures and scant rainfall did not help improve dry conditions. The biggest increase in drought came in southern Alabama, where the area of moderate drought nearly doubled from last week….
Read More

Drought expands again this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of abnormally dry conditions (D0) and moderate drought (D1) expanded again this week. They now cover the southeastern third of Alabama, the western Florida panhandle, most of the southern half of Georgia, and parts of coastal South and North…
Read More

Big increase in dry conditions this week

The lack of rainfall in the last week has led to the expansion of abnormally dry (D0) conditions across a wide swath of the Southeast and the introduction of a small area of moderate drought (D1) into Alabama. The moderate drought in Georgia and South Carolina also expanded. The next…
Read More