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Big expansion in drought this week

It is no surprise to anyone who needs rain that drought is expanding across the Southeast, and the latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that expansion in a big way. For the region as a whole, almost 39 percent is now classified as moderate drought (D1) or worse. Virginia…
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Latest climate outlook shows drought likely to expand through end of 2019

The latest monthly and seasonal outlooks were released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center earlier this week. They lean towards warmer than normal temperatures for both October and the October-December period across the region. This is based on long-term warming trends along with the neutral ENSO conditions we are currently in….
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Drought Impacts by Category

I am attending the National Drought Monitor Forum this week in Kentucky, and have been learning a lot of interesting things about the Drought Monitor and some of the changes that they are making to the web site and the maps. One new thing they have added is a state-by-state…
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Drought expands in the region this week

With little rain and above-normal temperatures, it is not a surprise that the area of abnormally dry conditions and drought expanded across the Southeast this week. Dorian largely missed Florida and Georgia although it did drop quite a bit of rain in eastern North Carolina as well as in South…
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Slight decrease in drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows very slight decreases in drought and abnormally dry conditions across the region. I expect that the next DM will show significant decreases in North Carolina, which is expected to get hit by Hurricane Dorian and is already feeling some effects of the…
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