April 20, 2012

Drought Update

Very little precipitation was reported over the Southeast during the past week. AHPS 30-day precipitation deficits of 3 to (as much as) 5 inches are indicated over much of Georgia, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and southern Tennessee.

One-category degradations were made in both east-central and far southern Florida.

Rainfall deficits of 8-12 inches over the past 180-days are prevalent across Florida, along with Keetch Byram Drought Index (KBDI) values in excess of 550-600 (700 in west-central parts of Florida).

An exception to the widespread dryness was an area of moderate to heavy showers and storms (1.5-2.0 inches) along the southeast coast of Florida during the period.

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