S.C.’s drought committee to meet after hot, dry May

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A hot, dry May across South Carolina has the state’s drought committee meeting to discuss conditions.
    
The state Drought Response Committee will discuss the recent weather on a conference call Thursday morning.
    
The committee last met on May 14 when it put 15 southern counties into an incipient drought , which is the lowest category.
    
Since then, an unprecedented early season heat wave hit with Columbia, Charleston and Florence seeing their hottest temperatures ever in May, all topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius) for multiple days.
    
Many areas also saw little rain in May.
    
The U.S. Drought Monitor has a moderate drought along the coast and the lowest level of drought quickly spreading across much of the rest of South Carolina.
 

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