While most of the state has been cleared of a two-year drought, Northwest Florida continues to be abnormally dry.
The drought began in July 2010 and plagued most of the state until Tropical Storm Debby hit in late June. The rain from Debby relieved drought conditions throughout much of Florida.
“But the Panhandle missed out on the rainy goodness,” said Sean Luchs, a meteorologist with the Florida Forest Service. “The Panhandle is the driest part of the state, but it’s the lowest form of drought.”