Even with the rain accumulation this winter, much of the state of Alabama is still under drought conditions. North Alabama is in Severe Drought conditions as measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor for the week of March 7, 2017. This is a good reminder that we still need to conserve water as the state recovers from one of the worst droughts on record in 2016.
National Drought Summary for March 7, 2017 - Alabama
Warmer than normal conditions dominated the region, with departures of 3-6 degrees above normal common throughout the region. Over northern Alabama, severe drought conditions were improved to moderate drought as 2-3 inches of rain centered over Morgan County at the end of the week allowed for improvements. Over the last 30-60 days, the drought indicators are showing a rapid decline, and without additional rain, drought conditions are likely to expand and intensify in the region, especially as water demand increases as the transition to spring takes place.