By Clint Thompson
The sufficient moisture conditions that were prevalent just a few weeks ago across the Southeast has turned abnormally dry again, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
All of South Alabama is abnormally dry, with portions of eastern Geneva County and southern Houston County in the southeast part of the state being moderately dry. The dry areas stretch as far north as Elmore, Tallapoosa and Lee counties.
Georgia’s dry conditions are concentrated to the southwest area of the state, starting with moderate dry conditions in Seminole, Decatur, Miller and Early counties and stretching eastward to Colquitt and Worth counties and northward to Muscogee County. Dry conditions are also prevalent in Southeast Georgia with moderate conditions in Echols, Clinch, Ware, Charlton and Camden counties.
Most of Florida is either abnormally dry or moderately dry, though some areas are severely dry. These are observed in southern Florida in Collier, Hendry and Palm Beach counties.
Only a small portion of northeast South Carolina is abnormally dry, including Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro and Dillon counties. Most of the eastern area of North Carolina is abnormally dry.