Map released: Thurs. May 25, 2023
Data valid: May 23, 2023 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data


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Pacific Islands and Virgin Islands Author(s):

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.


Statistics type ?
Week Date None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4 DSCI

Estimated Population in Drought Areas:

Southeast Drought Summary

Locally heavy showers drenched parts of Alabama and the southern Atlantic States, leading to general reductions in the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0) and moderate to extreme drought (D1 to D3). Some of the heaviest rain fell in Florida, leading to significant improvement in soil moisture and a reduction of the wildfire threat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, statewide topsoil moisture in Florida was rated 33% very short to short on May 21, down from 49% the previous week. Rainfall was lighter, however, in a few areas, including some of Florida’s driest areas along the Gulf Coast. Naples, Florida, continued to await its first rain of the month, with the year-to-date total (through May 23) standing at 1.99 inches, just 22% of normal.

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