Drought across the southeast

Drought monitor January 2011

Much of the southeast and south-central portions of the United States are currently in moderate to extreme drought. And the outlook through April is even worse.

Currently Texas, Louisiana, and Florida are in the worst shape but NOAA expects drought to spread extensively across the area over the next three months. In Florida over 400,000 acres were blackened by wildfires last year. If this outlook is accurate that number may be exceeded in 2011.

Drought monitor January through April 2011

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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