Map released: Thurs. January 11, 2018
Data valid: January 9, 2018 at 7 a.m. EST


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)


The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

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Southeast Drought Summary

Precipitation was recorded over much of central Florida and north along the Atlantic Coast into Maryland and Delaware. Most areas inland did not record any precipitation for the week, which continued the dry conditions that have been developing over the last 2-3 months. The rain along the coast did allow for some improvement to abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, with moderate drought improving along the coastal region of Georgia. Elsewhere, dryness continued and conditions deteriorated. Abnormally dry conditions were introduced into much of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Abnormally dry conditions were introduced into northwest and central Georgia as moderate drought conditions expanded over the western portions of the state. Severe drought was introduced this week in the ACF Basin and included portions of southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. In Alabama, abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions expanded to include more of the central portion of the state. Mississippi had an expansion of moderate and severe drought conditions in the central portion of the state.

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