This past month brought warmer than normal temperatures across the region, with February on track to be the warmest or one of the warmest on record for many locations in the region. The region has also seen more precipitation which has helped eliminate drought conditions across the Southeast, except in parts of the Florida Peninsula which continues to be drier than normal and where drought is expanding. Streamflows are near normal across most of the Southeast, noting that streamflows typically are at the highest levels for this time of year for most of the interior Southeast.
Looking Ahead: Warm conditions will continue over the next week, but a cooler pattern is expected in weeks 3-4. River flood risk over the next 3 months is expected to be near what is typical for the interior Southeast river systems.
Check out this month’s special presentation, “Exploring Exposure in the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation Portal.