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Drought returns to the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor came out today and shows that a large area of northeast Georgia plus a sliver of adjoining South Carolina is now classified as D1, moderate drought.  Small areas in western Virginia also received a D1 classification this week.  The drought declaration was not surprising considering the…
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Drought stress in vegetables

Dry conditions have hit parts of Georgia and Florida this year as El Niño rains have bypassed those areas to fall in other regions.  The Panhandle Ag e-News from the University of Florida published an article this week discussing some of the impacts of the dry conditions and heat on…
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Another dry week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that the next week should be mostly dry across the Southeast.  What little rain does come will hold off until the second half of the week but is not expected to be much.  This means that next week’s Drought Monitor is likely to show…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand in North Carolina and Virginia

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that while dry conditions have remained stable in Florida and Georgia, they have expanded in North Carolina and Virginia, going from 19% coverage over the Southeast to almost 35% coverage.  The cause has been the dome of high pressure parked over the…
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