Abnormally Dry Conditions Present in Southeast

Clint ThompsonAlabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia

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.

Abnormally dry weather conditions are more prevalent in one area of the Southeast, though the region remains mostly drought free, according to the latest release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The southwest corner of Alabama and part of the Florida Panhandle are abnormally dry. The dry area in Alabama starts in Mobile and Baldwin counties and expands northward to include parts of Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Wilcox, Conecuh and Covington counties.

North Alabama remains mostly abnormally dry. It starts in the northwest corner of the state in Lauderdale County, spreads eastward to Jackson County and as far south as Blount and Saint Clair counties.

All of Escambia County and part of Santa Rose County in the Florida Panhandle are abnormally dry as well, while abnormally dry conditions are also present along the west coast of Florida. They start in Pinellas County and stretch to Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The only part of Georgia that is abnormally dry is isolated to the northwest corner of the state. The conditions start in Dade County and stretch eastward to Fannin, Union and Towns counties.