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ACF River Basin

Conditions for the week of Feb. 8-14

On this week’s map, dryness continued to prevail across much of the region along with record high temperatures in some areas on Feb. 12. In northern Georgia, conditions worsened and the swath of extreme drought (D3) was expanded. D3 conditions in Rabun County were extended east and severe drought (D2) replaced moderate (D1) to the east of that area. However, in central Georgia, conditions actually improved a bit, with moderate drought (D1) and abnormally dry (D0) conditions contracting several miles northward. In Alabama, D3 conditions across southern Tuscaloosa County to southern Saint Clair County improved to severe (D2), while D1 overtook abnormally dry (D0) conditions in the northwestern corner. Lawrence County also saw degradation of conditions, leading to severe drought (D2) there.  

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U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS

As of February 14, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - ACF River Basin DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
2/14/2017
63.91%36.09%22.53%9.23%3.16%0.00%
Last Week
2/07/2017
58.31%41.69%31.69%9.23%1.94%0.00%
Three Months Ago
11/15/2016
0.00%100.00%100.00%81.11%69.83%20.37%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
18.02%81.98%61.08%31.08%9.25%0.00%
One Year Ago
2/16/2016
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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