Climatologist Says Alabama Headed for Drought

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's officie of climatology warns that
the state could be headed for a drought.

Bob Clymer, assistant climatologist for the state, says the lack of rain in June and July puts the state in near drought condition.

Clymer says northeast Alabama is transitioning into drought unless the area receives some rain soon.

Clymer says northeast Alabama is not in a severe drought.

A reporting station in Gadsden for the National Weather Service
recorded 2.27 inches of rain in June, more than two inches below
normal, and 2.13 inches of rain in July, 2.5 inches below normal.


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