Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor showed minimal drought conditions throughout the Southeast, especially in Georgia and Alabama.
Georgia has sufficient moisture with no dry conditions. Alabama’s abnormally dry conditions were restricted to the northwest part of the state including Lauderdale, Colbert, Limestone, Madison, Franklin, Lawrence and Winston counties.
Florida’s abnormally dry conditions are isolated to the southeastern part of the state, starting in Osceola County in central Florida and stretching southward to Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. Moderately dry conditions are observed in the eastern portions of Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
The western area of South Carolina has abnormally dry counties, starting in Greenville and Laurens counties and stretching northeast to York and Chester counties. The central and northeast areas of North Carolina are mostly dry with abnormally dry conditions, stretching from Montgomery County northward to Granville County, eastward to Currituck, Camden and Dare counties.