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Chance of dry spell increases

We’ve had a lot of rain this year so far, and cooler temperatures in recent weeks have helped keep the water balance in good shape. But in the last week temperatures have soared, and with little rain in the forecast the chance of a dry spell or flash drought developing…
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Only tiny area of drought in Virginia

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that most abnormally dry conditions have been removed from the Southeast. On the latest map, there is only a small area of abnormally dry conditions near Birmingham AL and a small area of moderate drought in the Delmarva Peninsula in Virginia with surrounding…
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Recent rain eliminates drought in the Southeast

The latest round of rain has eliminated all drought from the Southeast, although a few patches of abnormally dry conditions (D0) remain and a small area of D0 was introduced just northwest of Birmingham AL. The driest areas are expected to receive above-normal rain over the next week, so those…
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Most drought gone from Southeast, but grows in Puerto Rico

As expected, the rainfall associated with the passage of TS Cristobal to our west eliminated most of the drought and dry conditions from Florida and Georgia, leaving a small area of moderate drought in southwest Alabama and the western edge of the Florida Panhandle. This could be further eroded due…
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Significant improvement in Florida drought; more expected

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that drought has been completely removed from most of Florida. The only piece that remains is a small area on the western end of the Panhandle adjacent to Alabama, which also still has some severe drought near Mobile. Rains over the past…
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