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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area SAN AUGUSTINE
WFO SHV
Begin Date 12/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/31/2011 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 Drought conditions improved across much of Northeast Texas during the month of December. Widespread 4 to 6 inch rainfall amounts, with isolated higher amounts, were observed across the region during the month. This was due in part to a favorable subtropical jet pattern which allowed for a southwesterly storm track into the state of Texas. These storms systems were accompanied by Pacific and Gulf of Mexico moisture and the result was some much needed rainfall across the region.

The month of December, 2011 began with the eastern half of the state being classified as either D3 Extreme or D4 Exceptional drought conditions. By the end of the month, the extreme northern counties of Northeast Texas, including Red River and Bowie Counties were bordering on D1 Moderate and D2 Severe classifications, while the remaining counties in Northeast Texas had seen their classification reduced to D3 Extreme Drought conditions.

The following are a few selected cities across Northeast Texas with their December rainfall totals and departures from normal as well as the 2011 rainfall totals and departures from normal.

Tyler December rainfall was 5.73. The departure from normal was +1.49.|Tyler yearly rainfall was 24.97. The departure from normal was -20.82.|Longview December rainfall was 6.26. The departure from normal was +1.77.|Longview yearly rainfall was 30.54. The departure from normal was -17.01.|Lufkin December rainfall was 6.53. The departure from normal was +2.09.|Lufkin yearly rainfall was 33.77. The departure from normal was -15.18.

Tyler, Texas 2011 rainfall total of 24.97 ranked as the 3rd driest year of record with records dating back to 1896. Only the droughts of 2005 with 24.92 inches and 1956 with 24.01 were drier years for Tyler, Texas.

Longview, Texas 2011 rainfall total of 30.54 was the 9th driest year of record with records dating back to 1902.

Lufkin, Texas 2011 rainfall total of 33.77 was the 21st driest year of record with records dating back to 1907.
Event Narrative


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
WOOD (ZONE) WOOD (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANGELINA (ZONE) ANGELINA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TITUS (ZONE) TITUS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITH (ZONE) SMITH (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHELBY (ZONE) SHELBY (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN AUGUSTINE (ZONE) SAN AUGUSTINE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SABINE (ZONE) SABINE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSK (ZONE) RUSK (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED RIVER (ZONE) RED RIVER (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PANOLA (ZONE) PANOLA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NACOGDOCHES (ZONE) NACOGDOCHES (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRISON (ZONE) HARRISON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORRIS (ZONE) MORRIS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGG (ZONE) GREGG (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMP (ZONE) CAMP (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWIE (ZONE) BOWIE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSHUR (ZONE) UPSHUR (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K