The Charlotte Region Just Reached D2 ‘Severe Drought’ Conditions


After almost no rainfall over the past couple weeks, over 80% of state of North Carolina is experiencing abnormally dry conditions, which has led to a number of major wildfires and a statewide burn ban (still in effect).

According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte is currently in a D2 ‘Severe Drought’ and is expected to reach D3 ‘Extreme Drought’ conditions by the end of this weekend.

According to Weather Underground, Charlotte will likely see her first rainfall of the month next Wednesday, with more rain forecasted toward the end of next week.

The North Carolina Forest Service’s burn ban now applies to every resident in the state of North Carolina. Anyone caught burning leaves, branches or other plant material, trash, lumber, tires, newspapers, plastics or other nonvegetative material, anywhere in the state, will face a $100 fine plus $183 court costs and any expenses related to extinguishing the fire. The state-wide ban does not affect the use of an outdoor barbecue or grill.