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Extreme drought eliminated from south Florida but severe drought expands slightly elsewhere

The latest Drought Monitor was released today and shows that severe drought (D2) expanded slightly in the Southeast as a whole in the past week.  Most of the expansion was in the Carolinas and Georgia; extreme drought was eliminated and conditions improved to “severe drought” in southern Florida due to the rain…
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New drought study from North Carolina

The State Climate Office of North Carolina released an article today describing some summer student research on drought indices they have undertaken.  You can read the article at http://climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=150&h=5666e5c1. The researcher looked at two different datasets of temperature and created a new drought index to compare to the standard Palmer Drought…
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