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Extreme drought gone from Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows that all extreme drought is now gone from the Southeast. Rains since last week’s map have helped alleviate drought across Florida and southern Georgia.  Note the comment from the Florida State Climatologist on the timing of the map: “This week’s U.S. Drought…
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Drought decreases except in Florida

The latest Drought Monitor shows that due to copious rain in most of the Southeast, drought levels have been reduced and extreme drought has been eliminated from Georgia.  However, Florida missed most of the rain and the result is that moderate drought levels have expanded in northern Florida including parts…
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June 2017 leans cool and wet in latest CPC outlook

The Climate Prediction Center published its monthly outlook for June today.  It shows that for northern parts of the Southeast there is a slight increase in the chance of cooler than normal temperatures, with south Florida the only area with an increased chance of above normal temperatures.  Most of the Southeast…
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Saving water in a drought

The Lawn and Garden Index for the Southeast shows that most parts of the region have had ample rainfall and are in good shape with no need for watering.  The exceptions are in southern Georgia and parts of the Florida peninsula, which have been largely bypassed by recent rains. The…
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Heavy rains eliminate extreme drought in north Georgia

The latest Drought Monitor shows that the heavy rains in northern Georgia and Alabama reduced drought levels significantly in that part of the region.  Less drought relief is shown in south Georgia and Florida, but the cut-off for the map was Tuesday so rain which fell after the cut-off time…
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