Map released: Thurs. March 15, 2018
Data valid: March 13, 2018 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • 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 totaled from several tenths of an inch to nearly 3 inches over most of the area, with lighter amounts in Peninsular Florida. Dryness and drought expanded in some areas receiving relatively small rainfall totals, specifically portions of Florida outside the Panhandle, southeastern Georgia, and the northern and southeastern reaches of South Carolina. Meanwhile, heavier rainfall amounts across the interior Southeast ended dryness in northern Alabama and kept conditions from deteriorating elsewhere.

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