Dry Conditions Worsen in Some Areas

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

By Clint Thompson

Certain areas of the Southeast continue to feel the sting of lingering dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The Florida Panhandle is especially abnormally dry. Conditions are worsening in Northwest Florida where Escambia County and Santa Rose County are classified in a moderate drought. Abnormally dry conditions stretch eastward to Nassau County and Duval County and as far south as Levy County.

In Georgia, the abnormally dry conditions are mostly isolated to the southern counties in the state. It starts in the southern part of Decatur County and stretches eastward to Chatham County and a small part of Effingham County. A small portion in northern Georgia is abnormally dry as well, including parts of Fannin County, Union County, Gilmer County, Dawson County, Lumpkin County and Towns County.

Abnormally dry and moderately dry conditions highlight the situation in Southwest Alabama. Baldwin County and Mobile County are moderately dry as well as portions of Washington County, Clarke County, Monroe County, Marengo County, Choctaw County, Sumter County and Greene County.

Small regions in Pickens County, Tuscaloosa County, Fayette County and Walker County are abnormally dry as are southern Escambia County and Geneva County.

The north-northeast region of South Carolina is anywhere from abnormally dry to severely dry, which is the case in Williamsburg County, Florence County, Darlington County, Marlboro County, Dillon County and Marion County.

All but a small area in western North Carolina is either abnormally dry or moderately dry, though much of Robeson County is severely dry.