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Event Frost/Freeze
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source RAWS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-09 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-09 08:00:00.0 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 Weak, but dry, high pressure building in behind a departing surface low over the western Gulf brought light north winds and rapidly falling evening temperatures on December 8th. By early morning of the 9th, freezing temperatures covered large portions of the of the King Ranch and surrounding locations in eastern Brooks County.
Local pocket of freezing temperatures occurred elsewhere in the Deep South Texas brush country, but durations were too short (i.e., Zapata County airport near Medina only touched 32 or 31 degrees for about an hour) or coverage was interpolated to be a small portion of a county's total area. Meteorologically, return southerly flow developed in these areas, including typically colder pockets.
In all these areas, the combination of freeze and frost continued to accelerate curing of fine and medium fuels (grasses and brush) which had grown thick during the generally wet first nine months of 2010.
Event Narrative Freezing temperatures likely covered the majority of eastern Brooks County on December 9th, based on interpolation of proxy observations from Falfurrias Cooperative (29), the Remote Automated Weather Station near San Manuel (northern Hidalgo, 27), and cooperative observations at Sarita (30) and Armstrong (28) on the King Ranch in Kenedy County.


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 12/09/2010 02:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 12/09/2010 02:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K