Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Abnormally dry conditions expand across the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows the development of an area of abnormally dry conditions across parts of Georgia and an expansion of conditions in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.  Drought conditions in North Carolina remained status quo and no drought or dry conditions are currently seen in…
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Moderate drought introduced to VA, NC

After weeks of abnormally dry conditions, moderate drought has been formally introduced to parts of North Carolina and Virginia. They have largely missed the rainfall from tropical systems that have hit other parts of the Southeast. Rainfall amounts there are likely to be less than 1/4 inch in the next…
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Abnormally dry conditions enter Alabama, expand in NC and VA

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows that abnormally dry conditions more than doubled across the region in the last week.  Most areas received no rain at all in recent days, while temperatures have been at or above normal. Abnormally dry conditions were introduced into parts of Alabama as…
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Minor increases in abnormally dry conditions in VA, NC

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows only minor increases in abnormally dry conditions in Virginia and North Carolina, while the rest of the Southeast remains drought-free. Most of the next two weeks is expected to continue to be dry for all but Florida, which could increase the abnormally…
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Interactive drought risk map for the US

The American Geosciences Institute has an interesting map of drought risk available at It shows a variety of parameters which are related to drought, including rainfall, stream flow and the Drought Monitor map. It also allows you to compare current droughts to previous ones. Check it out! (Note that…
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