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Dealing with drought in the High Plains

NOAA’s Climate.gov posted an interesting discussion of drought in the High Plains region of the US and how climatologists and stakeholders are working together to improve their resilience to dry conditions. The scarcity of water there makes it especially important for them to plan for water shortages and their impact…
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Small area of drought introduced in South Carolina

The latest Drought Monitor shows very slightly changes to the dry conditions around the Southeast this week. The biggest change is the introduction of a small area of moderate drought to north-central South Carolina, which is balanced regionally by small decreases in drought in North Carolina and Virginia.
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Slight decreases in abnormally dry conditions across Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows small decreases in abnormally dry conditions in most areas of the Southeast except in North Carolina, where some moderate drought was changed to abnormally dry status instead. The only increase in moderate drought was a small sliver of west-central Alabama as the…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand across the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows the development of an area of abnormally dry conditions across parts of Georgia and an expansion of conditions in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.  Drought conditions in North Carolina remained status quo and no drought or dry conditions are currently seen in…
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Moderate drought introduced to VA, NC

After weeks of abnormally dry conditions, moderate drought has been formally introduced to parts of North Carolina and Virginia. They have largely missed the rainfall from tropical systems that have hit other parts of the Southeast. Rainfall amounts there are likely to be less than 1/4 inch in the next…
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