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Recording of last week’s special drought webinar now available

The recording of last Thursday’s (October 10) webinar on the flash drought and its impacts on agriculture is now available. Please go to and register, then the recording should appear. Thanks to those who attended or sent me information! Hopefully the rain this week will stop the progression of…
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NASA GRACE shows soil moisture depletion

The use of satellites to monitor climate conditions provides some really good fine-scale detail about how conditions like soil moisture are changing over time. The NASA GRACE tool provides a look at soil moisture depletion in several different zones, including the root zone. This map from last week shows how…
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Significant expansion of extreme drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a significant expansion of extreme (D3) drought across the Southeast in response to the much-above-normal temperatures and continued dry conditions which are affecting many parts of the Southeast. Extreme drought more than doubled in areal coverage across the Southeast, with expansions in…
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