drought conditions

Science & Health
11:30 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Cullman County Slips into Drought Despite Rain

Credit bigfootencounters.com

The southern tip of Cullman County has slipped into a drought despite recent rain.

The Cullman Times reports dry conditions have been a concern for farmers growing winter livestock grasses.

Scattered thunderstorms Friday brought some relief, but not enough to make up for the past month of dry weather.

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Drought Conditions
3:57 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Rains Improving Drought Conditions In Alabama

Recent rains have helped ease drought conditions but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu National Drought Mitigation Center

Heavy rains have helped ease drought conditions in Alabama, but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about two-thirds of the state is drought-free, a big improvement from just a few weeks ago.

But a third of the state remains abnormally dry or in a drought. Dry conditions cover a wedge-shaped area extending from the Hale-Bibb county line eastward to the Georgia line. Conditions are worst in about a dozen counties that include the Auburn area.

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