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Slight decrease in drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor shows slight changes in drought across the region this week in response to the rains of last week. Alabama lost the most dry area, and should continue to see less dry area in next week’s map in response to the rains that are starting to hit…
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Rain improves dry conditions slightly

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of moderate drought in southeast Alabama, eastern Georgia and southern South Carolina were slightly reduced this week in response to rains over the last week. I expect to see more improvements in next week’s map due to rains expected…
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Moderate drought grows in Alabama

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that moderate drought has expanded in the Southeast this week as warm temperatures and scant rainfall did not help improve dry conditions. The biggest increase in drought came in southern Alabama, where the area of moderate drought nearly doubled from last week….
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Drought expands again this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the areas of abnormally dry conditions (D0) and moderate drought (D1) expanded again this week. They now cover the southeastern third of Alabama, the western Florida panhandle, most of the southern half of Georgia, and parts of coastal South and North…
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Big increase in dry conditions this week

The lack of rainfall in the last week has led to the expansion of abnormally dry (D0) conditions across a wide swath of the Southeast and the introduction of a small area of moderate drought (D1) into Alabama. The moderate drought in Georgia and South Carolina also expanded. The next…
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Small areas of drought appear in SC and GA

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, show that two small areas of moderate (D1) drought have been introduced to southern South Carolina and east central Georgia. These are in response to the dry conditions in those regions, which have been largely bypassed by the heavy rains that have hit…
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Abnormally dry area doubles this week in the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the area of abnormally dry (D0) conditions more than doubled from last week’s map. There was a big increase in D) in southeastern Georgia and a smaller expansion in South Carolina and Florida, with the addition of a small area in…
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