Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Drought expansion likely through July

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows an expansion of drought and abnormally dry conditions in a good chunk of the Southeast from last week.  In Alabama and Georgia moderate drought has increased and some severe drought has been added to southern Georgia in places where little rain has…
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Drought eases in north, expands in south

The latest Drought Monitor shows that while drought has reduced slightly in northern areas of the Southeast, moderate drought has been introduced to some coastal areas of Georgia and severe drought has expanded in Florida.  The heavy rain that was received in last week’s strong storms covered most of the…
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Drought decreased in some areas but expanded in others

This week’s Drought Monitor shows that beneficial rain reduced drought in northern Florida and parts of southern Alabama, but that severe drought expanded in western North Carolina and southern Florida while it was whittled away in Alabama and Georgia.  Next week’s map will probably show more reductions in drought due…
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