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There were many drought improvements this week as storms hit most regions of the United States, particularly Texas and the South/Southeast. Meanwhile, isolated parts of the Midwest and Southeast saw degradations. As of November 29, 2022, 48.10% of the U.S. and 57.51% of the lower 48 states are in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

 

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