According to the latest U-S Drought Monitor, the moderate drought conditions that had existed in Central Alabama have come to an end. Rainfall totals during the past two weeks reached three to five inches across that part of the state with higher amounts in localized areas. The rain significantly improved the dry conditions that had been present. The report also indicates that soil moisture values are running near normal for Central Alabama, though periodic rainfall will be needed to maintain near or above normal levels. Outside of this region, abnormally dry conditions are still found in Etowah, southern Cherokee, Calhoun and extreme western Cleburne counties.
Moderate drought conditions over in Central Alabama
By Marcus Hyles • Jun 8, 2018