BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Survey showed Alabama wasn't helped by the recent rains and snowfall.
36.7 percent of the state remain under exceptional drought conditions -
the worst on the scale. Its a similar situation across the Southeast - almost 20 percent of the region also is classified under the D-4 conditions.
The Survey noted that the persistence of severe to exceptional drought contributed to numerous wildfires in North Carolina and Virginia.
About 15 percent of Georgia, 16 percent of South Carolina, a whopping 49 percent of North Carolina, and 19 percent of Tennessee are dealing with exceptional drought.
The long range forecast indicates drought conditions will persist at least through April.
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