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Heat and drought in the Western US

While we here in the Southeast have been the beneficiaries of the current atmospheric wave pattern and its cooler temperatures, our friends in the western US have had the bad end of the stick. Not only are they seeing an extended and extreme drought, but they have also been experiencing…
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Drought improves in the Carolinas

The Drought Monitor web site has been having some problems recently, so today’s drought map is from, its sister site. Because of recent rains, drought conditions improved there this week. They could see more improvement next week with rain from potential Tropical Storm Claudette, which is pulling itself together…
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