Map released: Thurs. July 18, 2024
Data valid: July 16, 2024 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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The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.


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Estimated Population in Drought Areas:

Southeast Drought Summary

Spotty summer showers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were combined with more widespread rain along the coast of North Carolina south into South Carolina and Georgia this week. Temperatures were above normal over most of the area, with the warmest temperatures in northern Florida and into southern Georgia and South Carolina where departures were 3-5 degrees above normal. The coastal rains in the Carolinas allowed for some improvements to the moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions here. Moderate drought was also improved in central Florida along with improved abnormally dry conditions. The rest of the region was highlighted by degradation, mainly on the short-term indicators as conditions are changing rapidly. Most of northern Alabama and Mississippi had a full category of degradation this week, with expansion of moderate and severe drought conditions. Moderate and severe drought expanded over much of Tennessee as well this week with a new pocket of extreme drought in southern Tennessee into northern Alabama. Another new pocket of extreme drought was introduced in western Alabama and into eastern Mississippi, and extreme drought was expanded slightly in eastern South Carolina along with a new pocket of extreme drought in northern North Carolina.

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