Increased Rainfall, Fewer Drought Areas in SE

Clint Thompson Drought

By Clint Thompson

Rainfall has been more frequent in recent weeks leading to fewer dry areas across the Southeast (SE), according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

What were abnormally dry areas across all of northern Alabama have been isolated to the northwest part of the state.

Lauderdale, Lawrence and Limestone counties remain moderately dry, while Franklin, Winston and Morgan counties are abnormally dry. Areas in Lamar and Pickens counties along the Alabama-Mississippi state line are either abnormally dry or moderately dry.

Patches of abnormally dry conditions are also found in Tallapoosa, Clay, Randolph and Chambers counties in east Alabama, and in Houston, Henry, Dale, Barbour and Pike counties in southeast Alabama.

Georgia’s abnormally dry conditions are mostly isolated to the east coast in McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Bulloch counties. Another dry region is along the Georgia-Alabama state line in Quitman, Clay, Early and Seminole counties. White, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin and Hart counties are abnormally dry in northeast Georgia.

Florida’s dry conditions are isolated to the east coast, starting in Orange County and stretching southward to Miami-Dade County. Brevard County is moderately dry.

The western region of South Carolina is either abnormally dry or moderately dry. The central region of North Carolina is either abnormally dry or moderately dry.