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Extreme drought introduced to Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that extreme drought (D3) was introduced to central Alabama this week. Generally drought was reduced or removed from the Carolinas and Virginia while it expanded and got stronger in Alabama and Georgia. One area that is getting worse is northwest Georgia, now…
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Drought expands again

In the latest issue of the Drought Monitor, severe drought (D2) has expanded again across parts of the Southeast, including southwestern Georgia, central Alabama, and a small area in northeastern Virginia. Some rain later this week may provide a bit of relief but we still expect drought to continue for…
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Drought continues to expand this week

As expected, the latest Drought Monitor shows an expansion of severe drought in the Southeast. The area of D2 drought is larger than last week in SW Georgia, the Florida panhandle, and SE Alabama. A second area of severe drought has also been introduced into Alabama. The latest seasonal outlook…
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Severe drought returns to the Southeast

After another week with below-normal rain, the National Drought Monitor has introduced severe (D2) drought to parts of Georgia and Florida along with a tiny corner of Alabama. Moderate drought has also expanded as well as abnormally dry conditions, so now over 3/4 of the region is covered by dry…
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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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