Developing Drought Across Central and West Alabama! Friday Morning Update 10am
June 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Friday morning to you! As you know, it’s dry across our area. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor is out and shows that our area is starting to get in bad shape, especially in east Alabama. Due to the very hot weather, higher summer sun angle, and lack of rain, conditions will get bad in a hurry. I wouldn’t build an outdoor fire until after the next good rain event. The risk of wildfire will continue to increase across much of Alabama. At this point, the risk of rain is less than 10% through the weekend. As the upper air ridge weakens a tad early next week, the risk of scattered, afternoon storms will increase. Look for rain chances at around 20% on Monday through Wednesday. Here’s the latest on our drought:
The recent hot and dry conditions across Central Alabama has resulted in some westward expansion of drought conditions in Central Alabama. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor indicates exceptional drought exists to the right of a line from near Texasville to just north of Eufaula. Extreme drought is found to the right of a line from near Brundidge to Meadville to Wetumpka to north of Alexander City to Barfield to Napoleon. Moderate to severe drought is found to the right of a line from Linden to Brookwood to Birmingha to Ashville to Hokes Bluff to Centre. Remaining areas are indicated to be near normal or abnormally dry.
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