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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 2009-05-12 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-05-25 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 An early month heat wave, where temperatures were some 8 to 10 degrees higher than average, combined with low afternoon humidity, increasing sun angle, and strong winds wicking away any moisture allowed Drought to intensify across all of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. The eastern third of the region moved into Exceptional Drought, while the west and southwest corner moved to Extreme Drought. Stress was beginning to affect agriculture, including crops, pastures and grasslands - but enough irrigation from water stores was keeping commercial and larger farms in check.
Event Narrative Hot, windy, dry weather combined with ample late spring sunshine to quickly move portions of Deep South Texas into a higher level of drought intensity. Brooks County moved to Exceptional (D4) Drought for the middle of May 2009.


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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
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 05/12/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K