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 2009-07-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-07-31 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 Drought conditions maintained their levels through mid July across Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. A record heat, but also somewhat humid, period to start the month was followed by a brief period of unsettled weather on July 8th, particularly in Starr and Zapata County, which temporarily remained below severe drought (D2) conditions. Some rainfall over the Lower Rio Grande Valley on the 11th would be the last for awhile, and hot, dry, windy conditions would soon return worsening drought conditions in these areas later in the month.
Damage to dryland crops, particularly cotton, began in earnest during July. Emptying water stocks would force some cattle ranchers to sell off some of the herd early. Irrigation of citrus and other fruits, however, was able to continue due to abundant stores of water at Falcon and Amistad reservoirs, much from the torrential rains of the Summer of 2008. Full damage statistics will be listed in the August Storm Data report.
Event Narrative Virtually no rainfall during the entire month ensured nearly all of Brooks County, including the western portion of the King Ranch, would remain in exceptional (D4) drought for July. Only the extreme southern portion of the county would remain in slightly better (extreme, D3) conditions until the last few days, when these areas also slipped into exceptional conditions. Cattle in the area had to be sold as water stocks dried up; cotton and corn began withering heavily in the hot, breezy weather.


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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 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 07/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K