Drought http://wunc.org en NC Pulls Out Of Drought http://wunc.org/post/nc-pulls-out-drought <div><p>Thanks to recent rainfalls associated with Tropical Storm Andrea, North Carolina is now out of drought or abnormally dry conditions for the first time in three years.</p><p>The persistent drought has wreaked havoc on agriculture, affecting apple crops in the western part of the state and corn in the east.</p><p>Now, thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea and other rain events this spring, the state is no longer suffering from even the mildest classification of drought condition – abnormally dry or “D-zero” - for the first time in the past three years.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17190 at http://wunc.org NC Pulls Out Of Drought More Rainfall Lessens Statewide Drought http://wunc.org/post/more-rainfall-lessens-statewide-drought <p>North Carolina’s drought conditions are better than they were one year ago. Last April, 53 counties were experiencing a moderate drought – the lowest of the four drought categories. This year only eight of the state’s 100 counties are currently receiving that classification.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:18:52 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 13946 at http://wunc.org More Rainfall Lessens Statewide Drought North Carolina Drought Conditions Continue To Improve http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-drought-conditions-continue-improve <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest</span><a href="http://www.ncdrought.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the US Drought Monitor just eight North Carolina counties are listed as being in moderate drought. At the end of December there were 65 - out of 100 counties in the state - that were classified as in moderate drought. The report released Thursday also lists 19 counties as abnormally dry.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:22:35 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 11167 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Drought Conditions Continue To Improve North Carolina Goes Against National Dry Weather Trend http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-goes-against-national-dry-weather-trend <p>This past July was one of the hottest on record, the third-hottest in fact since 1895. Typically, hot goes along with dry, but in contrast to the rest of the country most of North Carolina is enjoying drought-free conditions. Ryan Boyles from the State Climate Office says much of the Piedmont has benefited from frequent afternoon thundershowers.<br> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:47:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1940 at http://wunc.org Heat Brings Back Drought http://wunc.org/post/heat-brings-back-drought <p>North Carolina is officially in a drought again. The lack of rain and high temperatures have contributed to moderate drought in seventeen counties, including Mecklenburg and Wake. Thirty-five others are experiencing abnormally dry conditions because there hasn't been enough rain. Sarah Young is the public information officer for the state Division of Water Resources. She says water restrictions matter now more than ever.<br> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2134 at http://wunc.org Heat Brings Back Drought NC State Device Monitors Floods, Droughts http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-device-monitors-floods-droughts <p>North Carolina has seen its fair share of both flooding and drought over the past several years. One of the problems has been getting accurate information, especially in rural areas. Francios Birgand is a biological engineering researcher at N.C. State. He led the development of the <a href="http://beta.gaugecam.com/">'Gauge-Cam'</a>. He says he and his team wanted to explore the possibility of using wireless imaging technologies to help track water flows in streams and rivers.<br> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:09:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 7285 at http://wunc.org Two Weeks of Heavy Rain Eases NC Drought http://wunc.org/post/two-weeks-heavy-rain-eases-nc-drought <p>Drought conditions are improving across North Carolina after rain from Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Division of Water Resources spokeswoman Sarah Young says some areas of eastern North Carolina were under extreme drought conditions just days before Irene made landfall on the Outer Banks a few weeks ago.<br> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7480 at http://wunc.org Drought Worsening in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/drought-worsening-north-carolina <p></p><p>State officials are taking steps to stay on top of the drought in North Carolina that's becoming more and more severe. The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council met July 21st in Williamston face-to-face in an acknowledgement of the severity of the issue. The focus of the meeting was mostly on the drought's impact on agriculture in the eastern part of the state. A recent federal <a href="http://www.ncdrought.org/" target="_blank">map</a> classified most of eastern North Carolina in the "severe" drought category. Ten counties in the southeast were listed in the "extreme" drought category. Spokeswoman for the State Division of Water Resources Sarah Young says the last time we saw extreme drought conditions was in December of 2008. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8322 at http://wunc.org Drought Worsening in North Carolina Drought Expands in Eastern NC http://wunc.org/post/drought-expands-eastern-nc <p></p><p>Unseasonably hot temperatures last week exacerbated drought conditions along the coast of North Carolina. Eight new eastern counties have been added to the severe drought list. Most of central North Carolina is experiencing abnormal to moderate drought conditions. State Climatologist Ryan Boyles says the drought has been worsening for a while. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:55:00 +0000 WUNC News 8553 at http://wunc.org Drought Expands in Eastern NC