U.S. Drought Monitor
Map released: Thurs. August 4, 2022
Data valid: August 2, 2022 at 8 a.m. EDT


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  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
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Southeast Drought Summary

Moderate to heavy rains fell over parts of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina this weekend, as well as parts of northern Georgia, the Florida Peninsula, and Alabama. Temperatures across the region were generally near normal or above normal, with the warmest readings of 3 to 5 degrees above normal occurring in the eastern Carolinas. Drought coverage remained fairly sparse across the region, and changes to conditions this week were a mixed bag, mostly dependent on where scattered rains hit and missed. Some areas reported deficits in soil moisture as a result of locally dry conditions, leading to plant stress.

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