Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Rain causes big improvement in drought conditions

The significant rains that parts of the Southeast has seen this past week or two have put a significant dent in the drought across the region.  Severe drought has been completely removed from Florida and remains only in a reduced area of southwest Georgia.  Other dry areas have also been…
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Extreme drought gone from Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows that all extreme drought is now gone from the Southeast. Rains since last week’s map have helped alleviate drought across Florida and southern Georgia.  Note the comment from the Florida State Climatologist on the timing of the map: “This week’s U.S. Drought…
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Drought decreases except in Florida

The latest Drought Monitor shows that due to copious rain in most of the Southeast, drought levels have been reduced and extreme drought has been eliminated from Georgia.  However, Florida missed most of the rain and the result is that moderate drought levels have expanded in northern Florida including parts…
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