Drought-Like Conditions Expanding in Florida

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Drought-like conditions continue to lessen in Alabama and Georgia, though dry conditions are now prevalent in most of Florida, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

U.S. Drought Monitor
The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC.

A severe drought is observed in north Florida, in Taylor, Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Dixie and Levy counties. A moderate drought is also observed in surrounding counties in north Florida, including, Baker, Nassau, Duval, Union and Alachua counties. Abnormally dry conditions stretch from Saint Johns and Clay counties, southward to Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.

Recent rain events have alleviated most of the dry conditions in Georgia. A moderate drought is still observed in the southeastern part of the state, starting in Brooks and Lowndes counties, and stretching eastward to Liberty and Bryan counties. Abnormally dry conditions are also seen in counties in southeast Georgia and a few in southwest Georgia.

Alabama’s driest conditions remain in the southern part of the state. Parts of Wilcox and Monrore counties are either abnormally dry or moderately dry. The southern part of Houston County in southeast Alabama is abnormally dry as well.

The eastern regions of South Carolina and North Carolina are mostly either abnormally dry or moderately dry.