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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Begin Date 05/17/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 05/31/2011 23:59:00 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 A cool front and upper level disturbance crossing the Deep South Texas Brush Country on May 12th brought significant local rainfall to Brooks, Jim Hogg, and Kenedy County, temporarily relieving the extreme to exceptional drought. Additional very localized rains on May 15th, and again on May 20th, helped on several ranches. Across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where the heavy rains faded to sprinkles or light showers, conditions intensified to exceptional, which would continue into June.
Event Narrative Drought conditions would fluctuate in Brooks County after May 17th, courtesy of several rainfall events. Widespread, locally heavy rains fell on the 12th ahead of a cool front. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed on the 15th as a the front retreated northward and a weak disturbance moved along it. Finally, intense heating and increased humidity combined with an enhanced sea breeze on the 20th to produce locally torrential rains and hail which stretched from the southwest ranchlands northeast into Falfurrias.

The rains knocked conditions back to Extreme (D3) with a pocket of Severe (D2) around Falfurrias from the 17th to 30th; Extreme conditions would retreat to the western quarter of the county on the 31st with Severe conditions covering the remainder of the county.

The rains temporarily slowed crop and livestock stress, which had increased rapidly through April and mid May. Unfortunately, dry and very hot conditions returned for much of June, increasing stress on agriculture. Any damage information will be provided in the June Storm Data report under Crop Damage.


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
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 05/17/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 05/17/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 05/17/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 05/17/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K