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Parts of Jackson County are now in severe drought and moderate drought conditions have expanded across much of North Alabama.
The changes came in a drought monitor issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Every county in North Alabama now is covered in the monitor, from abnormally dry conditions expanding in many counties to a large increase in the moderate drought category.
Last week, only parts of Jackson and Marshall counties were in the moderate drought category.
This week, a portion of Jackson County is in severe drought and the rest of the county is in moderate drought.
The last time any county in North Alabama was in severe drought was Feb. 6, 2018.
Also last week, all of Madison County was classified as abnormally dry.
This week, all of Madison County is classified as moderate drought.
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- Parts of Jackson County in severe drought as conditions worsen across North Alabama
- Drought conditions continue to worsen
- Isolated showers bring little relief from the worsening drought conditions
- Report: All of North Alabama now in a drought stage; Extreme Drought for part of Jackson County
- Drought Monitor: Severe Drought Holds Tight
- Jackson County firefighters battle against extreme drought
- Drought fuels another fire in Jackson County
- Severe drought puts strain on volunteer fire departments in Jackson County
- Limestone County cattle farmers taking hard hit from severe drought conditions
- North Alabama will need significant rain to beat the drought