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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-11-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-11-30 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 Overall, drought conditions continued to gradually ease across most of South Texas during the month of November, as episodes of heavy rainfall and flooding were observed mainly northeast of Interstate 37 and in the latter half of the month. Strengthening El Nino conditions during the month, in part, helped to produce the beneficial rainfall.
Most locations across South Texas experienced near or above normal rainfall for the month, with some locations east of Interstate 37 receiving well above normal rainfall. Along and northeast of Interstate 37 near to above normal rainfall for the month of November was observed. Victoria received 5.79 of rainfall and the Corpus Christi International Airport received 3.85 of rainfall, both roughly 220% of normal rainfall for November. Rockport received 11.44 of rainfall for the month.
By the end of November no South Texas counties remained in Exceptional drought status. Extreme drought conditions were observed across Nueces, northern Kleberg, Jim Wells, and Duval counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across southern San Patricio, southern Kleberg, and southeast Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed across Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, southern Goliad, south-central Bee, south-central Live Oak, and southern McMullen counties. Abnormally Dry conditions were observed across Victoria, northern Goliad, northern Bee, northern Live Oak, northern McMullen, southern La Salle, and west-central Webb counties. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
Above normal soil moisture was observed along and northeast of Interstate 37 with near to slightly below normal soil moisture west of Interstate 37. Supplemental feeding of hay for livestock continued to decline. The fire danger remained low during the month.
Reservoir levels for the Corpus Christi and Victoria water supply either rose or remained nearly steady during the month. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 68% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 32% capacity by the end of the month. Heavy rainfall northeast of Interstate 37 also resulted in river flooding along the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Aransas, and Mission Rivers as well as along Coleto and Copano Creeks.
Event Narrative Overall, drought conditions continued to gradually ease across most of South Texas during the month of November, as episodes of heavy rainfall and flooding were observed mainly northeast of Interstate 37 and in the latter half of the month. Strengthening El Nino conditions during the month, in part, helped to produce the beneficial rainfall.
Most locations across South Texas experienced near or above normal rainfall for the month, with some locations east of Interstate 37 receiving well above normal rainfall. Along and northeast of Interstate 37 near to above normal rainfall for the month of November was observed. Victoria received 5.79 of rainfall and the Corpus Christi International Airport received 3.85 of rainfall, both roughly 220% of normal rainfall for November. Rockport received 11.44 of rainfall for the month.
By the end of November no South Texas counties remained in Exceptional drought status. Extreme drought conditions were observed across Nueces, northern Kleberg, Jim Wells, and Duval counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across southern San Patricio, southern Kleberg, and southeast Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed across Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, southern Goliad, south-central Bee, south-central Live Oak, and southern McMullen counties. Abnormally Dry conditions were observed across Victoria, northern Goliad, northern Bee, northern Live Oak, northern McMullen, southern La Salle, and west-central Webb counties. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
Above normal soil moisture was observed along and northeast of Interstate 37 with near to slightly below normal soil moisture west of Interstate 37. Supplemental feeding of hay for livestock continued to decline. The fire danger remained low during the month.
Reservoir levels for the Corpus Christi and Victoria water supply either rose or remained nearly steady during the month. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 68% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 32% capacity by the end of the month. Heavy rainfall northeast of Interstate 37 also resulted in river flooding along the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Aransas, and Mission Rivers as well as along Coleto and Copano Creeks.


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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
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K