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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-04-14 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-04-30 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Below average precipitation and above average temperatures, combined with persistent winds and the seasonal increase of solar radiation, resulted in an intensification of the drought conditions across many portions of Deep South Texas. Very dry to Excessively Dry soil moisture resulted from the warm, dry, and breezy weather.
By the end of April, The United States Drought Monitor, Texas sector, showed drought conditions ranging from severe along the Rio Grande in Zapata and Starr Counties, to extreme and exceptional toward the coast, including most of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The drought conditions began to stress agricultural interests, including crops, pastures and grasslands.
Event Narrative While some other locations in Deep South Texas experienced brief drought relief in the form of thunderstorms on the 17th and 18th, Brooks County largely missed the action, and the combination of continued above average temperatures, gusty winds, no rain, and low humidity pushed extreme (D3) to exceptional (D4) drought conditions across the county, with the exceptional conditions covering the north half. These conditions would continue through the end of the month.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 04/14/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K