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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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Carolina CISA newsletter focuses on Southeast drought

The Carolina Climate Connection newsletter that was recently published has a lengthy article on the Southeast drought that you might find interesting.  It includes information on the causes of the drought and the visible and hidden impacts the drought has caused.  You can view the newsletter at http://www.cisa.sc.edu/Newsletter/CCC%20Newsletter_4th%20Quarter%202016.pdf.  
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New Water Resources Outlook video available

The latest issue of the Southeast River Forecast Center’s Water Resources Outlook was put up on YouTube today.  In it the NWS hydrologists talk about the current state of surface water conditions around the Southeast and look ahead to the next few weeks.  You can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2b0DWx9AZI&feature=youtu.be.
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Drought improvement in some areas

This morning’s Drought Monitor shows a reduction in drought in the panhandle of Florida as well as southern Georgia.  Dry conditions were removed from the Georgia coast as well due to plenty of rain.  However, extreme drought expanded in northwest South Carolina due to lack of rain there.  The latest…
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