Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-21 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 Welcome rains on November 30th and December 1st, combined with increased groundwater retention as autumn moved into winter, helped stabilize drought conditions across Zapata, Jim Hogg, and Brooks County. However, long term dry conditions and the reality that these rains were quickly absorbed into the soil maintained severe to extreme drought conditions through the first half of the month.
Event Narrative Light to moderate rains moved across portions of Brooks County December 1st and 4th, dropping 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches of rainfall. The initial rains were not enough to counter the long term drought conditions from the 2009 spring and summer, and Severe (D2) conditions would prevail across the northwestern half of the county through mid month.
A more significant rain event, dropping 1 1/2 to 3 inches across the county on the 15th and 16th, would finish the Severe drought conditions once and for all for the year by the 22nd.


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
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 12/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K