Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Severe drought returns to the Southeast

After another week with below-normal rain, the National Drought Monitor has introduced severe (D2) drought to parts of Georgia and Florida along with a tiny corner of Alabama. Moderate drought has also expanded as well as abnormally dry conditions, so now over 3/4 of the region is covered by dry conditions. The only exceptions are the Florida peninsula and strips of coastal areas in Georgia and the Carolinas as well as northwest Alabama.