The arrival of rains across the region over the past two months helped eliminate most of the lingering drought from the Fall, with many rivers starting to experience flooding in this early part of flood/recharge season. Looking ahead, river flood risk is expected to stay above normal as we approach the spring and El Niño continues to keep the southeast U.S. in an active precipitation pattern, particularly along the eastern areas. While drought is expected to improve in Alabama and Georgia, it is expected to persist in western Tennessee and the U.S. Caribbean.
Check out the video recording and summary to learn more about Southeast climate conditions and a special presentation, "2023 – A Year in Review: Highlights from across the Southeast” from Karin Gleason, of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. For more information, please contact Meredith Muth (email@example.com).