The extremes were not quite as significant in Georgia and Florida, but conditions still averaged warmer and drier than average.
Each state is ranked on a scale from 1 to 113. "1" is the coldest and "113" is the warmest in temperatures. "1" is the driest and "113" is the wettest when it comes to precipitation.
Georgia ranked 70 (or near average) in temperatures and ranked 37 (or below average) in precipitation. Meanwhile, Florida ranked 98 (or above average) in temperatures and ranked 48 (or near average) in the rainfall department.
According to NOAA:
In September, the drought expanded in the Southeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley. Drought affected 78 percent of the Southeast, with almost one-quarter of the region affected by exceptional drought conditions, the highest stage of drought, according to the federal U.S. Drought Monitor.
Additional information from NOAA on September's weather is available by clicking on their web site in the "More Links" section of this page.
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