The extreme drought present in southern Florida has moved up the east coast, according to the latest release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. The extreme dry conditions are now present in Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
A severe drought continues to be observed throughout most of the state, starting as far north as Dixie and Gilchrist counties and stretching as far south as Collier County. A moderate drought remains in Northeast Florida and most of southern Florida.
Georgia’s dry conditions are mostly isolated to the southeastern region of the state. A moderate drought is located in Echols, Clinch, Ware, Charlton and Camden counties. A stretch of abnormally dry conditions is also present, from east Echols County to McIntosh County. A small portion of Southwest Georgia is abnormally dry. These include Quitman, Stewart, Randolph, Webster, Terrell, Calhoun and Dougherty counties.
Parts of the southern region of Alabama is abnormally dry. These counties include Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Monrore, Conecuh, Escambia, Wilcox, Butler, Lowndes, Crenshaw, Montgomery, Pike, Bullock and Barbour.