Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-10-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-10-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Rains that fell across Deep South Texas in September resulted in improvement in the drought across the County Warning Area in early October. In general, average rainfall from 3 to 5 inches across the northern tier of counties from Brooks to Zapata in September was followed by around an inch in October. The lesser rains were balanced by lowering temperatures and longer nights, increasing dew formation. Only Kenedy County received above average rainfall each month; however, recovery on the King Ranch was much slower due to prolonged drought going back into 2007, as Hurricane Dolly and other soaking events in the Rio Grande Valley missed this area.
Event Narrative Beneficial rains which moved across Brooks County the end of September resulted in an improvement in the drought conditions in October. However, rainfall of generally less than an inch across the northern half of the county held Severe (D2) drought conditions prevailed across the northern two thirds of the county, with a sliver of Extreme (D3) conditions along and north of State Highway 285 through the month.


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
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 10/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 10/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 10/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K