Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Abnormally dry conditions expand slightly

This week’s Drought Monitor shows a slight expansion of abnormally dry conditions across the Southeast. Increases occurred in Alabama and North and South Carolina due to warm temperatures and lack of rain. No dry conditions are currently observed in Virginia, Georgia and Florida. The next seven days show relatively little…
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Rain continues to whittle away at dry conditions

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that rain has reduced the scattered spots of abnormally dry conditions in eastern Alabama, although there was a slight expansion of abnormally dry conditions in the northwest part of that state. Elsewhere, small spots of dry conditions persist. No drought is expected…
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Slight increase in dry conditions in Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that abnormally dry conditions have slightly expanded in Alabama this week. Alabama has missed a lot of the rain that other parts of the Southeast have experienced in the past month, leading to the drier conditions. The rest of the Southeast is…
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Abnormally dry conditions shrink under last week’s rain

The rain we received over much of the Southeast in the last week has substantially reduced the area of abnormally dry conditions, as expected. Only a small area in the central Carolinas remains along with scattered spots in Alabama. The rest of the Southeast is free of any dry conditions.
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