Drought Conditions Worsen Across The Southeast

In the maps below, from the United States Drought Monitor, the extreme dry conditions continue across the Southeastern part of the United States. The entire state of Alabama is still under a Fire Alert and Burn Ban, due to the extreme dry conditions. Looking at the latest data from the United States Drought Monitor (from October 1, 2019), parts of Northeastern Alabama, especially in Jackson County, are seeing “Extreme Drought”.

Other counties across Alabama that are experiencing “Extreme Drought” are Clay, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Randolph, Shelby, and Tallapoosa counties.

Numerous counties in Georgia are in “Extreme Drought” as well, with the rest of the state at “Abnormally Dry” or above. Most of the state of Tennessee is in “Moderate Drought” or higher.

With the extreme heat and lack of rainfall, many areas across the country are experiencing dangerously dry conditions. The South should see a little improvement the first of next week, as a front moves through and brings rain and cooler temperatures.

Again, please do not do any outside burning.

For additional information, visit the United States Drought Monitor website at https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/