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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area THROCKMORTON
WFO SJT
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-09-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-09-30 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 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.
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. Producers delayed fall planting until the rain returns. Most producers began to terminate irrigated cotton and were expecting fair yields, rangeland and pastures were in very poor condition, many trees were dying, water resources continued to decline, and producers continued to cull herds as they struggled to find hay and cheaper feeds for livestock. Some producers were selling out but most were waiting to see what spring brings before selling out completely.
San Angelo had one hundred 100 degree days while Abilene had eighty-one 100 degree days. These shattered the old records.
Lake Ivie, which supplies water to Abilene and several other cities in West Texas, has dropped to 21 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 September 30 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 13.50 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 24.82 inches
San Angelo received 9.73 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 21.25 inches.
Junction received 5.24 inches of rain. Normal rainfall for this period is about 22.46 inches.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated exceptional drought conditions across Throckmorton County for September.


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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
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K