Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||06/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6|
|End Date||06/06/2011 23:59:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||The combination of zero rainfall, increasingly hot temperatures, higher sun angle, frequent gusty winds, and resultant low humidity maintained/spread extreme (D3) to exceptional (D4) drought across all of Deep South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley for the balance of June.
Rains arrived in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and spread a bit into the Brush Country and Rio Grande Plains on the 22nd and 23rd, but did little to dent the drought by the 28th except in local spots, particularly from eastern Hidalgo into western Cameron and western Willacy County. More prodigious rains associated with outer bands from Tropical Storm Arlene (June 30th/July 1st) would finally dent the drought in the Lower Valley to begin July.
The rains did not arrive in time to stop millions of dollars in irrigated and dryland crop loss. According to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, more than $8.41 million in insured losses to cotton, corn, and sorghum was reported for the entire drought period, which peaked by June 21st, for much of the Rio Grande Valley (Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron). Willacy County data are reported in a later episode; including Willacy, listed damage was just under $9 million ($8.834 million). Livestock losses were unavailable as of this writing.
|Event Narrative||Residual moisture in the soil from rainfall between May 12th and 20th slowed the progress of drought intensification in Brooks County into early June. Extreme (D3) drought conditions prevailed across the western two-fifths of the County, with Severe (D2) drought conditions continuing across the eastern three-fifths of Brooks County through the first week in June.|
All events for this episode:
|CAMERON (ZONE)||CAMERON (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||1.830M|
|COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE)||COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE)||COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|STARR (ZONE)||STARR (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||2.190M|
|KENEDY (ZONE)||KENEDY (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|WILLACY (ZONE)||WILLACY (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|BROOKS (ZONE)||BROOKS (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|JIM HOGG (ZONE)||JIM HOGG (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|ZAPATA (ZONE)||ZAPATA (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|HIDALGO (ZONE)||HIDALGO (ZONE)||TX||06/01/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||4.400M|