||08/01/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
||08/31/2009 23:59:00 CST-6
||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
||Dry conditions and above normal temperatures at the end of July continued the first few days of August and maintained the end of July drought level intensities across Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. These values ranged from severe (D2) drought along the Rio Grande including most of Zapata County and a pocket in southeastern Hidalgo and Southwest Cameron County, to exceptional (D4) from the eastern half of Jim Hogg County through all of Brooks and Kenedy County, stretching south to Willacy County.
By the end of the month, the drought would result of tens of millions of dollars in dryland crop, pastureland, and livestock loss across all of Deep South Texas.
||Extremely dry conditions, caused by record to near record heat, gustier than average winds, and unusually low humidity for late summer, maintained exceptional (D4) drought conditions across all of Brooks County through August. By the end of the month, damage to usable pastureland, livestock and dryland crops was likely to be in the millions of dollars. A specific value will be provided when data are received from the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Falfurrias.