U.S. Drought Monitor

 southeast US drought map, 01/28/08

Updated every Thursday morning, the U.S. Drought Monitor displays current drought conditions with a clickable map so you can drill down to regions, then individual states.

As you can tell from the map, the southeast is still experiencing major drought. The darker the red, the worse the drought. However, just a few weeks ago, most of Georgia was dark red, so conditions are improving.

Here in CT we had an unusual for us drought for several months in the summer, fall, and part of the winter. But gradually, it lessened from severe drought to moderate, then to extremely dry. And now, no dryness at all. In fact we had monsoonal rains last night.