Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Dry conditions in North Carolina decrease

The latest Drought Monitor map, released this morning, shows that the abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina have decreased from last week due to recent rains. South Carolina remains the same as last week. I expect to see additional improvements in the next week as more rain is expected.
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CDC: Drought and Health website

Last week I posted an article on a new report that was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impacts of drought on health. Today I found their new website on the same subject. You can visit it at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/drought/default.htm. It seems to be easy to use…
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Dry conditions expand in the Carolinas and enter Virginia

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that abnormally dry conditions have expanded in both North and South Carolina in the last week due to high temperatures and lack of rain. A small area of abnormally dry conditions was also introduced into northern Virginia.  The dry conditions may be…
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Abnormally dry conditions shrink in AL, expand in SC and NC

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that the small regions of abnormally dry conditions in Alabama have generally shrunk in the last week due to recent rains. However, the area of abnormally dry conditions that span the NC-SC border in the Piedmont has generally expanded, since those areas missed…
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“Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales”

Here’s the most interesting story I’ve seen this week. BBC News reported that due to the pervasive drought they have been experiencing, fields are yielding up secret outlines of former fortresses and castles. The fortifications are marked by deeper soils than average, resulting in more moisture and better crops. Green…
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