Monday, June 18, 2007

Drought update


From The Alabama State Climatologist

The Lawn-and-Garden Moisture Index
The lawn-and-garden moisture index measures the capacity of current soil moisture to sustain healthy lawns and gardens. The index is computed in two stages.

Drought Info from NWS Birmingham
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor has expanded the area considered under exceptional drought to include all areas from Interstate 20 northward. A few of the larger cities within this classification include: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, Jasper, and Livingston. Areas between Interstate 20 and US Highway 80 remain under extreme drought...with areas south of Highway 80 under severe drought.

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