Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Moderate drought appears in small area of the Carolinas

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that a small area of moderate (D1) drought has been introduced to a small area of South and North Carolina where abnormally dry conditions have been present for several weeks. A second area has been introduced to northwestern Alabama on the border…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand slightly

This week’s Drought Monitor shows a slight expansion of abnormally dry conditions across the Southeast. Increases occurred in Alabama and North and South Carolina due to warm temperatures and lack of rain. No dry conditions are currently observed in Virginia, Georgia and Florida. The next seven days show relatively little…
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Rain continues to whittle away at dry conditions

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that rain has reduced the scattered spots of abnormally dry conditions in eastern Alabama, although there was a slight expansion of abnormally dry conditions in the northwest part of that state. Elsewhere, small spots of dry conditions persist. No drought is expected…
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