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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area COLEMAN
WFO SJT
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-01 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 historic drought continued across West Central Texas as a strong upper level high pressure ridge persisted across West Central Texas. The U.S. Drought Monitor, issued through the National Mitigation Drought Center depicted exceptional drought over much of West Central Texas. This was characterized by widespread crop and pasture losses, exceptional fire risk, shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells creating water emergencies. A small of area of the region from northern Tom Green County to Shackelford County received very heavy rainfall. This area was characterized as extreme drought.
According to the Texas Crop Weather Report prepared by the Texas A&M Agriculture Program, the following agricultural impacts were noted across West Central Texas as extremely hot, dry, and windy conditions continued. Normally producers would be preparing fields for fall planting but no work was being done because of the extremely dry soils. Rangeland and pasture conditions continued to deteriorate, and producers further decreased the size of their herds while increasing the amount of supplemental feed and water hauled. Hay was in very short supply. Most small livestock operators have already completely liquidated their herds. Some larger ranches were holding on to core herds, hoping for conditions to improve. With hay prices as high as they���ve ever been, producers were looking for feeding options. Wildlife was suffering from drought and moving into towns looking for food and water.
San Angelo had one hundred 100 degree days while Abilene had eighty-one 100 degree days. These shattered the old records. Both San Angelo and Abilene also shared the all time warmest monthly average temperatures of 90 degrees at both locations.
Lake Ivie, which supplies water to Abilene and several other cities in West Texas, has dropped to 23 percent of its capacity. If it does not receive adequate rainfall, the water supply could be depleted by December 2012.
From October 1 of 2010 through August 31 of 2011, the state climatologist stated that this was one of the driest periods on records for the entire state of Texas. The following precipitation amounts were recorded in Abilene, San Angelo and Junction for that period.
Abilene received 13.26 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 20.87 inches
San Angelo received 8.08 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 17.96 inches.
Junction received 4.40 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 20.09 inches.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor placed Coleman County in an extreme drought category.


    



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
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K