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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-11-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-11-30 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
Episode Narrative Broad upper level high pressure ridging from the Gulf of Mexico into the northern Mexico, punctuated by moderate to vigorous upper level troughs moving from the Pacific Coast through the central and southern Plains, then diving into the southeast U.S. - each bringing dry cold fronts - helped intensify the drought a little bit. By the second week of the month, Severe (D2) Drought in southeast Hidalgo/southwest Cameron was replaced by Extreme (D3) drought; Exceptional (D4) Drought continued in the heart of the Citrus belt of Hidalgo County.
Conditions worsened further at month's end, when the first blue norther cold front swept through the area. Northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph or higher ushered in extremely dry air, as afternoon humidity fell below 10 percent on the 27th, and continued with lighter winds on the 28th and 29th. A dry freeze on the 28th cured whatever fuels hadn't been previously.
Event Narrative Exceptional (D4) Drought continued to cover all but the northwestern corner of Brooks County through November. Impact on livestock remained extreme, with no grazing available and herds being liquidated. Loss/damage estimated were not available as of this writing.


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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 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K