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Moderate drought expands in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina

The latest Drought Monitor shows that moderate D1 drought expanded by a row of counties in the Florida peninsula and that D1 drought also expanded in western North Carolina and central Virginia.  Severe drought also expanded slightly in Virginia.  There were slight decreases in extreme drought in Alabama near Birmingham.
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Minor changes to drought status in the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows very minor changes to the drought status in the Southeast this week.  With near-normal rainfall expected in the next few days and few impacts being currently reported, next week’s DM is not expected to change much.
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Drought expands again

All categories of drought showed a slight expansion in the latest Drought Monitor map.  Particularly worrisome is the re-expansion of severe drought in northern Georgia and back into the western Carolinas.  Warm conditions and an early start to the growing season has taken moisture out of the soil and increased…
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