Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-06-30 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 Welcome rains around and just after Memorial Day (May 27 and 28) helped begin the process to improve drought conditions across portions of Deep South Texas, beginning in early June and continuing through mid to late June. However, an area bounded by Brooks, Kenedy, and northern Willacy County saw limited rainfall and thus no relief, as Exceptional (D4) drought conditions held in these areas. Farther west, The June 2nd Drought monitor would drop Zapata County back to moderate (D1) levels, which would persist through the end of June before deteriorating later in the summer.
Impacts began to be felt by the end of the month across much of the region; these would intensify through the remainder of summer (August). Estimated dollar damages will be available with the August, 2009 Storm Data Drought summary.
Event Narrative While locally heavy rains fell in portions of Deep South Texas at the end of May and early June, much of Brooks County escaped with very little rainfall, except for the western and southern portion of the County, mainly on June 3rd. Through June 29th, the northern half of the county remained in exceptional (D4) drought, while the southern half remained in extreme (D3) drought, as rangelands dried up under increasing heat, continued daytime breezes, low humidity, and high sun angle. By the 30th, exceptional drought expanded to cover all but the extreme southern sliver of the county.
The increasing dearth of cattle feed was causing some producers to liquidate their herds by month's end from South Texas into Deep South Texas. As of this writing, no dollar values had been received for damages through June.


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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
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K