Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

CoCoRaHS: California rain shows “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”

The CoCoRaHS blog this week has a good description of how recent rains in California have affected the drought there.  While northern California is now drought-free, southern California is still in drought, with a few areas even still in exceptional drought.  You can read the blog at http://cocorahs.blogspot.com/2017/01/no-such-thing-as-free-lunch.html.
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Drought gone from Florida, reduced in southern Georgia

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that all drought has been removed from Florida, leaving just a few patches of abnormally dry conditions.  Similarly, drought in southern Georgia has also been reduced, but most of northern Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas remain unchanged from last week.  In the…
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Exceptional drought is gone from the Southeast

This morning’s Drought Monitor shows a significant improvement in drought conditions in Alabama and northern Georgia as recent rains have brought relief to many areas.  All of the D4 exceptional drought is now gone, and areas of extreme, severe and moderate drought have all been reduced.  Drought conditions in southern…
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Wet week could pare down the drought

The latest 7-day QPF map shows quite a bit of rain across the Southeast with the exception of parts of Florida. Most of it will fall in the next two days. This should help to reduce the drought conditions in the worst-hit areas, although it could expand in the areas…
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Drought decreases in AL, GA but Florida becomes abnormally dry

The rain that has fallen in the past week has slightly decreased drought conditions in Alabama and Georgia, but the rain missed most of Florida.  The resulting lack of moisture there has led to an expansion of designated “abnormally dry” conditions across most of the state and the reintroduction of moderate…
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