Ponds dry up as drought turns extreme - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Ponds dry up as drought turns extreme

Extreme drought now stretches into parts of the WLOX area. Extreme drought now stretches into parts of the WLOX area.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

As November draws to a close, Mississippi's drought deepens yet again. Extreme drought, the second highest type of drought, extends across much of George County and parts of Stone, Harrison, and Jackson counties according to the latest drought monitor.

"The Biloxi area has gone almost two weeks straight without even one raindrop," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "While moderate rainfall is possible over the next seven days, mainly early next week, it may not be enough to bring us out of the drought."

Most of the state remains under a burn ban as the drought only increases wildfire danger.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly