Consistent and heavy “April showers” has resulted in a clear drought map for North Carolina on the U.S. Drought Monitor as reported through the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC). Since May 4, 2023, all of North Carolina’s 100 counties were determined to be free from drought or abnormally dry conditions.

“This is the first time the state’s drought map has been clear of any drought and dryness in more than two full years … since April 13, 2021,” said Corey Davis, NC Assistant State Climatologist and DMAC member.