Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Drought continues to shrink in Florida

The latest Drought Monitor, released yesterday, shows that the area of moderate D1 drought in Florida has shrunk again this week under the continuing influence of rainy conditions. The area of abnormally dry conditions has also decreased by 60 percent. No drought is present in any other states in the…
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Improvement in Florida drought this week

As expected, the drought in Florida improved significantly this week after a lot of rain fell over the past few days. All of the severe (D2) drought was eliminated and most of the moderate drought was also removed. Not much rain will fall in the driest areas in the next…
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No changes to drought status this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows no change from last week in the drought coverage across the Southeast. Remember that the only state in our region that is currently experiencing drought is Florida. Rainfall in the next week is concentrated on southern Florida so we may see some improvement…
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Severe drought develops in Florida

With the continued lack of rainfall in the Florida peninsula, an area of severe (D2) drought has been added to the Drought Monitor map this week. The severe drought stretches along the east coast northeast of Lake Okeechobee. Rainfall in the next week will probably keep things unchanged in next…
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Drought continues its slow expansion in southern Florida

The latest Drought Monitor map, released earlier this week, shows that moderate (D1) drought is continuing to expand in southern Florida and now covers most of the southern half of the peninsula. With little rain in the forecast for the next week, that expansion could continue, causing some problems for…
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