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NOAA: Drought and La Niña updates

While we’ve been watching the drought in the Southeast, many other areas of the country are also experiencing drought.  NOAA published a country-wide overview of the drought in these regions at https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/drought-building-places-other-california earlier this month. NOAA also provided an update on the current neutral conditions and the likely transition into La Niña…
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Extreme drought increases in Atlanta but stays constant elsewhere

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, indicates an expansion of extreme drought in the Atlanta metro region, but otherwise slight decreases or no change in the Southeast.  Cooler temperatures which are expected to return to the area this weekend should help reduce stress on plants and animals, but dry…
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Where’s the rain?

My lasat weekly Saturday blog post said this would be a wetter week, and that some areas would get a ton of rain.  So far, those predictions have not really materialized. Several people have asked me and other meteorologists, Why not?  It’s worth looking at the weather to see where…
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More expansion of drought

The Drought Monitor released this morning shows a continued expansion of extreme drought as well as abnormally dry conditions around the Southeast.  This is not surprising considering how hot the weather has been and scattered nature of the rainfall from thunderstorms.  More rain is expected this week and temperatures should…
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