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Drought Conditions Continue to Expand

Drought conditions are continuing to expand across the Carolinas over the past few weeks.

Areas shaded in yellow is currently Exceptionally Dry, which is Stage 0 of drought. Areas shaded in tan is currently in Moderate Drought, with is Stage 1 of drought. The area of drought has been increasing over the past few weeks with the extreme cold temperatures keeping most moisture at bay.

The bad news is dry conditions are expected to remain through the next ten days. A quick moving front early next week may bring a little bit of moisture into the Carolinas, but it will not be enough to help knock a dent into this drought.