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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Begin Date 12/01/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/07/2009 23:59:00 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 ease across most of South Texas during the month of December, as almost all of South Texas experienced above normal rainfall during the month. Strengthening El Nino conditions, in part, helped to produce the beneficial rainfall.

Along and southwest of Interstate 37 many locations received more than 200% normal precipitation for the month of December. The Corpus Christi International Airport received 3.96 of rainfall for the month, roughly 225% of normal rainfall for December. Along and northeast of Interstate 37 most locations received between 100-200% of normal precipitation. The Victoria Regional Airport received 3.74 of rainfall for the month, roughly 150% of normal for December.

By the end of the first week in December, Victoria, Goliad, Bee, Refugio and Calhoun counties were no longer considered to be in drought, and by the middle of the month Aransas county was no longer in drought. By the end of December, only Jim Wells and Duval counties were considered to be in extreme drought. Severe drought conditions were observed across southern San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, and southeastern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed across northern San Patricio, southern Live Oak, and southern McMullen counties. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)

Near to slightly above normal soil moisture was observed across all of South Texas by the end of December. Supplemental feeding of hay for livestock continued to decline. Pecan harvesting was actually slowed due to the rain. Most cattle remained in good condition. Wheat and oats progressed from fair to good condition because of the light rains and cool temperatures. Cool season grasses looked good and 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 33% capacity by the end of the month.
Event Narrative Overall, drought conditions continued to ease across most of South Texas during the month of December, as almost all of South Texas experienced above normal rainfall during the month. Strengthening El Nino conditions, in part, helped to produce the beneficial rainfall.

Along and southwest of Interstate 37 many locations received more than 200% normal precipitation for the month of December. The Corpus Christi International Airport received 3.96 of rainfall for the month, roughly 225% of normal rainfall for December. Along and northeast of Interstate 37 most locations received between 100-200% of normal precipitation. The Victoria Regional Airport received 3.74 of rainfall for the month, roughly 150% of normal for December.

By the end of the first week in December, Victoria, Goliad, Bee, Refugio and Calhoun counties were no longer considered to be in drought, and by the middle of the month Aransas county was no longer in drought. By the end of December, only Jim Wells and Duval counties were considered to be in extreme drought. Severe drought conditions were observed across southern San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, and southeastern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed across northern San Patricio, southern Live Oak, and southern McMullen counties. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)

Near to slightly above normal soil moisture was observed across all of South Texas by the end of December. Supplemental feeding of hay for livestock continued to decline. Pecan harvesting was actually slowed due to the rain. Most cattle remained in good condition. Wheat and oats progressed from fair to good condition because of the light rains and cool temperatures. Cool season grasses looked good and 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 33% capacity by the end of 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
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K