Recent Rains Help Alleviate Some Dry Conditions Across Southeast Region

Clint Thompson Drought

The drought-like conditions are starting to dissipate across the Southeast thanks to recent rain events, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Alabama’s driest conditions remain in the central and southern areas of the state. Moderate dry conditions are observed in Shelby, Talladega, Coosa, Chilton, Bibb and Perry counties in central Alabama, as well as in Wilcox, Butler, …

Severe Dry Conditions Still Present in Florida Panhandle

Jim Rogers Drought, Weather

Recent rainfall has helped alleviate some of the drought-like conditions being felt across the Southeast, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The worse conditions remain concentrated in the Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia and Florida Panhandle area. A severe drought is being observed in Escambia County, Florida and stretches eastward to Hamilton and Suwanee counties in Florida and in Brooks and …

Drought Lingers in the Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

Drought-like conditions continue to be observed in the Southeast, especially in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Most of Alabama is either abnormally dry or moderately dry, though severe dry conditions are observed along southern counties like Baldwin, Covington, Geneva and Houston; and in the northern part of the state in Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Madison …

Drought Continues Across Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

By Clint Thompson Drought-like conditions have worsened in certain areas of the Southeast, especially in north Georgia, south Alabama and northwest Florida, according to last Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. All of Alabama is either abnormally dry, moderately dry or severely dry, except for a small area of counties located along the Alabama-Georgia state line; specifically, Lee, Russell …

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dry Conditions Continue to Linger Throughout Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

The lingering drought over much of the Southeast is intensifying in the Florida Panhandle, South Alabama and North Georgia areas, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Severe dry conditions are observed in Escambia County in the Florida Panhandle and stretch to Jackson County. Moderate dry conditions are seen from Bay County to Jefferson and Taylor counties. Abnormally …

Dry Weather Delaying Strawberry Plantings in North Alabama

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By Clint Thompson The current dry weather is delaying strawberry plantings in North Alabama, says Eric Schavey, regional Extension agent in Northeast Alabama. A lack of rain this fall means growers don’t have adequate moisture to keep their beds properly shaped. Producers are more than a week behind in getting their plants in the ground as a result. “It’s slowing …

Dry Conditions Across Southeast Will Only Get Drier

Jim Rogers Drought

By Clint Thompson Dry conditions persist across the Southeast. It is only going to get drier. All of Alabama and most of Georgia is at least abnormally dry, as well as the Florida Panhandle. Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension agricultural climatologist, believes conditions will worsen over the next couple of weeks. “It’s dry, and I don’t think we’re going …

Drought Expanding in Southeast

Jim Rogers Drought

By Clint Thompson Abnormally dry conditions are expanding across the Southeast, especially in southern Alabama, northern Georgia and Florida Panhandle, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Alabama’s dry conditions range from abnormally dry to moderately dry and are largely concentrated to the southern half of the state, especially in southeast Alabama in counties like Covington, Geneva, Butler, …