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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area HALE
WFO LUB
Begin Date 11/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 11/30/2011 23:59:00 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 November was characterized by persistent significant rainfall over the southeastern Texas Panhandle with spotty rain showers elsewhere. Exceptional (D4) drought continued for much of the South Plains and Rolling Plains. However, substantial rainfall improved conditions to Severe (D2) over the southeastern Texas Panhandle and the northern Rolling Plains. One county, Hall County, improved to Moderate (D1) drought conditions.

Meaningful rainfall for October over the southeastern Texas Panhandle continued into the month of November. Childress, Texas (Childress County) recorded an additional 2.97 inches of rainfall through the month. On November 21st, a record 2.38 inches of rain fell at Childress. The remainder of the area did not see rainfall as abundant. The year long deficit at Lubbock stood at 14.02 inches while Childress had a deficit of 12.33 inches. Childress may avoid the driest year on record but the rest of the area still remains on track for this accomplishment. Some annual rainfall totals include 4.55 at Morton (Cochran County), 5.27 at Friona (Parmer County), 4.34 at Lubbock (Lubbock County), and 2.97 at Brownfield (Terry County). Keetch-Byram Drought Index Values showed levels from 500-600 over the South Plains and Rolling Plains with 400-500 over the southeastern Texas Panhandle. Temperatures over the month were near normal.

Livestock losses continued to mount though agricultural losses were lessened since most harvesting had been completed by November. Recently planted winter wheat appeared to be responding to the recent rainfall in some areas though occasional wind and dust storms were causing some fields to be blown out. Farmers were deciding on whether to replant the damaged crops. Most pastures and rangeland remained dry and incapable of providing feed, forcing producers to purchase supplemental feed and ship livestock to other states.

Economic losses due to drought through November since the drought began were estimated near $2.3 billion.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 20.000M 5.000M
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL (ZONE) STONEWALL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 20.000M 5.000M
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.000M 5.000M