Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-12-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-12-31 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
Episode Narrative A strong front with extremely dry air ended Thanksgiving Weekend (November 27-29), with three consecutive afternoons with humidity falling below 10 percent across much of the region. Exceptional Drought would cover all of the Lower Rio Grande Valley except a small pocket in Willacy County to start December; Extreme Drought was confined to the Upper Valley and Rio Grande Plains.
Welcome rains and frequent damp cool-downs arrived starting on the weekend of December 10th, when 2 to more than 3 inches fell from western Hidalgo through Starr County, with 1 to 2 inches elsewhere except east of Highway 77 in Cameron and Willacy County. Despite the rains, only modest improvement was noted in Hidalgo County.
Event Narrative Exceptional (D4) Drought persisted across all but the northwest corner of Brooks County through December. Rainfall estimated between one and 1.5 inches during the last three weeks of the month was not enough to change the long term condition. Cattle and other herds continued to be thinned considerably due to very short grassland.


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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
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K