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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
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 0.00K
Episode Narrative The weak to moderate La Nina event continued during November according to the Climate Prediction Center, and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remains in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). November did see some improvement with two significant rainfall events. Maverick County moved into the severe drought category (Stage D2) with a small part in moderate drought (Stage D1). Burnet, Comal, Hays, and Medina joined Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties in the extreme drought category (Stage D3). All the other counties remained in exceptional drought. Fire danger in South Central Texas improved to moderate due to rain during the month and 12 counties lifted their burn bans. The Texas A&M Crop and Weather report stated livestock producers continued supplemental feeding of cattle as well as culling and selling off herds. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average remained in the below or much below normal range for basins across South Central Texas and the Rio Grande Plains. Area lakes and reservoirs remained well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 55 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 49 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains and was 19.3 feet below normal and 21.7 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, while the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), City of San Marcos, and City of Austin remained in Stage 2. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.
Event Narrative The weak to moderate La Nina event continued during November according to the Climate Prediction Center, and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remains in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). November did see some improvement with two significant rainfall events. Maverick County moved into the severe drought category (Stage D2) with a small part in moderate drought (Stage D1). Burnet, Comal, Hays, and Medina joined Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties in the extreme drought category (Stage D3). All the other counties remained in exceptional drought. Fire danger in South Central Texas improved to moderate due to rain during the month and 12 counties lifted their burn bans. The Texas A&M Crop and Weather report stated livestock producers continued supplemental feeding of cattle as well as culling and selling off herds. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average remained in the below or much below normal range for basins across South Central Texas and the Rio Grande Plains. Area lakes and reservoirs remained well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 55 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 49 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains and was 19.3 feet below normal and 21.7 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, while the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), City of San Marcos, and City of Austin remained in Stage 2. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.


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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
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K