It’s been an unusual early Fall so far.
The latest Drought Monitor shows conditions here in the Southeastern United States continue to dry out, coinciding with record warmth with deterioration widespread and rapidly occurring in the region.
Louisiana experienced the warmest September on record as did Texas. Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi had their second warmest on record. Florida and Alabama had their third warmest September on record, South Carolina their fourth and Georgia their fifth. Alabama, Georgia and Florida all had their driest September on record.
Meanwhile, the high plains and Midwest regions will likely see season-ending freeze events, as a blizzard moves across the region with some areas expecting up to a foot of snow.
And the Missouri River remains flooded by what could become a record runoff season. Flooding started in Mach following the bomb-cyclone winter storm.