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Drought Worsens in the Southeast as Fires Continue

8 Nov 2016, 4:08 pm

Very little rain is forecast into next week for the Southeast as the drought conditions are expected to worsen. Several areas are now seeing an extreme to exceptional drought according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.

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Inciweb continues to show several dozen active fires burning in the Southeast. Other recent fire areas are being monitored closely by USDA Forest Service.

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Smoke plumes from the fires are able to be seen on satellite imagery.

Rainfall over the drought stricken areas has been extremely limited over the last month, with some areas setting record stretches without seeing a drop of rain.

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Alabama is one of the worst states for the drought with all counties now under a drought emergency. Burning is banned across the state, along with Western North Carolina and parts of Tennessee.

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With low humidity and warm temperatures, this will not help the fire danger that continues in several areas. Many areas under the worst drought conditions are expected to stay dry though the weekend.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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