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Record February Monthly Rainfall has Helped Local Drought Status A Little

February 26... 2013 Drought Monitor February 26... 2013 Drought Monitor

After several heavy rainfall events during the month of February... Savannah set its all time greatest February rainfall total on record with 9.75 inches of rain. The old record dated back to 1874 and was 9.71 inches of rain.

Portions of the Coastal Empire and Low Country have also been suffering from a severe to extreme drought. The latest drought monitor has been released... and conditions look a little better.

Conditions remain from abnormally dry inland southeast Georgia... to severe drought along the coastal communities. The rainfall inland amounted to higher totals for February... helping give additional relief to those communities.

Across the state Georgia as a whole.... here is how the state ranked in terms of drought.

No Drought------------ 17%

Abnormally Drought through Exceptional Drought-------- 83%

Across the Low Country of South Carolina... along and just north of the Savannah River... severe drought continues. As you move north into Colleton county... conditions improve greatly... ranging from no drought at all to just abnormally dry.

Across the state of South Carolina as a whole... here is how the state ranked in terms of drought.

No Drought------------ 25%

Abnormally Drought through Exceptional Drought-------- 75%

 

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