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 2009-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-08-31 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 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.
Event Narrative 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.


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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
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K