Persistent rainfall in early September continues to provide adequate moisture for specialty crop producers planting their fall crops.
Georgia is drought free. Alabama has minimal dry conditions in the northwest part of the state. Florida’s abnormally dry conditions are isolated to the southeast area of the state. This is according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Only portions of Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, Winston, Limestone and Madison counties are abnormally dry in northwest Alabama. The rest of the state has sufficient moisture. That is also the case in Georgia where no abnormally dry conditions exist in the state.
Florida’s abnormally dry conditions start in Osceola County in the central part of the state and stretch southward to Miami-Dade County and Monroe County. Portions of Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties along the Atlantic Coast are moderately dry.
South Carolina’s dry conditions are isolated to the western part of the state, starting in Anderson County and stretching eastward to Chesterfield County.
North Carolina’s dry conditions are located in the central-to-eastern areas of the state.