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Droughts and Heat Waves

Drought persisting across Maryland despite recent rain

Drought persisting across Maryland despite recent rain

A burst of wet weather to end November did not ease a drought that continues to develop across Maryland.

About 42 percent of the state is in a moderate drought, according to an update posted Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. 

The drought stretches from Prince George's County to the south, Washington County to the west and Cecil County to the east. That includes Baltimore City, all of Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and the northern half of Anne Arundel County.

Most of Western Maryland and parts of Southern Maryland and the upper Eastern Shore are meanwhile considered "abnormally dry," according to the drought monitor, a program...

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