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Severe drought returns to Alabama

This week’s Drought Monitor shows a small area of severe drought (D2) returning to the south coast of Alabama after continuing dry conditions there.  Moderate drought also expanded across the state last week.  Rainfall is expected to return to the area in the next seven days, which may help alleviate…
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Drought expands in Alabama and Georgia

While most people have been focused on the wet conditions in the Carolinas and Virginia which eliminated a lot of drought last week, other areas of the Southeast have been getting drier.  Today the National Drought Monitor increased moderate drought in a small area of south-central Georgia and the western…
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2015’s most costly (and deadly?) disaster: Indonesian agricultural fires

Dr. Jeff Masters’ blog in WeatherUnderground this week discusses what may be the most costly disaster on Earth this year, but one that has escaped notice in most of the United States.  Here is what he has to say: “Earth’s most expensive weather-related disaster of 2015–and the most expensive disaster…
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Nearly all drought removed from the Carolinas

After the tremendous flooding earlier this week, it probably does not come as a surprise to you that the Drought Monitor today has removed all categories of drought from most of the Carolinas and Virginia.  It is rare for them to change by more than one category in a week,…
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