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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:42 PM

Current Texas Drought Map (updated)

Last edited Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 AM - Edit history (14)

For reference, last summer's map:




Map from 2-15-12:




Map for 4-2-12:



Map for 4-8-12:


Map for 4-21-12:


Map for 5-19-12:


Map for 6-10-12:


Map for 6-21-12:


Map for 7-22-12:


Map for 8-24-12


Map for 9-24-12


Map for 10-25-12


Map for 12-2-12


Map for 12-26-12


Map for 1-24-13

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onestepforward Apr 2012 OP
sonias Apr 2012 #1
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sonias Apr 2012 #3
TexasTowelie Apr 2012 #4
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TexasTowelie Apr 2012 #8
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TexasTowelie Jun 2012 #12
TexasTowelie Jun 2012 #13
onestepforward Jun 2012 #14
TexasTowelie Jun 2012 #15
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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. More yellow please

I would love to keep even this much throughout the rest of the year.

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Response to sonias (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:21 PM

2. Our long-term outlook remains "mixed."

http://twri.tamu.edu/publications/conservation-matters/2012/february/the-drought-persists-says-state-climatologist/

Despite recent rains, much of Texas is still in a severe drought and the long-term outlook is mixed, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and state climatologist.

Nielsen-Gammon said recent rains have helped to alleviate conditions over parts of the state, with some areas reporting the wettest February ever. But much of Texas still needs a lot of rainfall to break a year-long drought that has been one of the worst in history, he said.
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"Although this La Niņa year has been relatively wet, the Climate Prediction Center is still calling for below-normal rainfall through June," Nielsen-Gammon said. "At this rate, we might end up with one of those rare wet La Niņa years, which would be great.

"A large portion of our rain typically falls in May, and this spring will make the difference for reservoirs in drier portions of the state. By summertime, the odds have evened out and it could easily be wet or dry. But the bad news is that the summer forecast calls for enhanced chance of above-normal temperatures, which would increase evaporation and water demands."


I'll take "mixed" over bleak. That gives us a chance

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Response to onestepforward (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. We've certainly gotten more rain than they expected

So I'm hopeful too. Cautious but hopeful.

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Response to sonias (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:38 PM

4. More green please!

I wouldn't be a Towelie if I requested otherwise.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. LOL! n/t

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. Added map in OP for 4-8-12. n/t

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Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:02 PM

7. Added map for 4-21-12 in OP.

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Response to onestepforward (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 04:10 PM

8. We had a decent amount of rain in Brenham.

The irises are in bloom, but the azaleas weren't as lush as normal.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 11:07 PM

9. We did too here in Houston.

Those irises are beautiful! My azaleas did ok, but I don't think it got cold enough for them this year. They didn't bloom as long or as prolific.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 01:27 PM

10. Added map for 5-19-12 (plus drought outlook map for U.S.)

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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:56 PM

11. Added map for 6-10-12

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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. There were storms in the Brenham area on Thursday and Friday.

It was about a half-inch on Thursday. I was in Austin on Friday, but my brother said that we had a few inches of rain that day (he was guessing around four inches).

Good news for the rest of the state as conditions are much better than last year for most of the state. Can we blame Obama for that?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:30 PM

14. LOL!

If Obama did propose rain for Texas, Rick Perry & Co. would say "NO!!! That's socialism!"

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:17 PM

15. Latest Map for 6/12/2012. Great news--less than 1% of the state is classified as being under an

exceptional drought and overall drought conditions continue to subside!

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?TX,S

In addition, here is the county map where burn bans are in effect as of June 19.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 03:41 AM

16. Great news, indeed!

"Extreme or greater" has dropped by 1% in the last 2 weeks too, although the overall drought went up a little.

Come on, rain! Every little bit helps

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:16 PM

17. Added map for 7-22-12 n/t

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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 03:13 AM

18. Added map for 8-24-12

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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 02:00 AM

19. Added map for 9-24-12

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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

20. Added map for 10-25-12

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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:10 PM

21. Added map for 12-2-12

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:33 PM

22. Added map for 12-26-12

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:03 AM

23. Added map for 1-24-13

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