Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-16 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-08-31 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 0.00K
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.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 5.970M
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 08/16/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 08/16/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 4.690M
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (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
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 08/16/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 5.970M