Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||08/16/2011 00:00:00 CST-6|
|End Date||08/31/2011 23:59:00 CST-6|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||The latter half of August saw Drought conditions deteriorate, a result of days of heat and wind after the first, which continued for most days until month's end - with only a few periods of welcome rainfall, particularly on the 26th and again on the 31st. Along and west of Highway 281, high temperatures reached 100 or higher on twenty days of more, with McAllen/Miller Airport falling one day shy of their 2009 record (28 vs. 29). Dry, hot weather peaked on the 28th and 29th, when even areas near the coast pushed past 100 degrees.
Crop impacts were fully realized by the end of August, when a combination of crop damage with production loss of cotton, corn, and sorghum totalled more $25 million (preliminary insured) for the Rio Grande Valley as a whole (Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy). This was an increase of more than $17 million from the preliminary numbers ($8.8 million) which were largely realized during the late spring (May/June). Preliminary totals were $26,721,548, including earlier damage recorded this year. For each event, values listed are totals based on an additional lump sum of $17,886,641, added since last report (late July).
|Event Narrative||Exceptional D4 drought conditions developed across the northern one third of Brooks County as the month of August progressed. Extreme (D3) Drought conditions prevailed across the south and central two thirds of Brooks County.|
All events for this episode:
|HIDALGO (ZONE)||HIDALGO (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||4.690M|
|KENEDY (ZONE)||KENEDY (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|JIM HOGG (ZONE)||JIM HOGG (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|STARR (ZONE)||STARR (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||1.280M|
|ZAPATA (ZONE)||ZAPATA (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|BROOKS (ZONE)||BROOKS (ZONE)||TX||08/16/2011||00:00||CST-6||Drought||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|