The rain gauges throughout much of the Southeast have been parched … or in some cases flooded, depending on which side of the region you focus on.
This month’s Water Resources Outlook by NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center focuses primarily on the drought, which has taken center stage since the beginning of the year.
According to the report, almost one third of Georgia is now experiencing extreme drought conditions, but the effects are also being felt further downstream.
As fall is normally a dry period in the annual cycle, the forecast through December isn’t optimistic.
However, the Southeast is not alone; much of the rest of the country that has also been experiencing drought conditions, like California and the Southwest, is expected to have above average temperatures and below average precipitation this winter.
~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office