Drought in USA on October 22 2016 05:11 AM (UTC).
With no measurable rain in the Trussville area in the last 30 days, drought conditions have continued to worsen. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a fire alert for all of central Alabama. According to NWS, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that drought conditions have continued to worsen across Central Alabama during the past week. Exceptional Drought is now found to the right of a line from Abernathy to Oxford to St. Clair Springs to near Trafford to near Oneonta to north of Neely Henry Dam to Howells Crossroads to Chesterfield. Extreme Drought conditions are found to the right of a line from Ladonia to south of Loachapoka to Horseshoe Bend to Wilton to near Birmingport to Warrior to Blountsville. Extreme Drought is also found in the northwest sections of Central Alabama to the right of a line from near Bexar to Twin to Crossville to near Melbourne. Remaining areas in Central Alabama are now indicated to be in moderate to severe drought.