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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area MENARD
WFO SJT
Report Source Other Federal Agency
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 Although some much needed rainfall fell across portions of West Central Texas, the rainfall was not enough to eliminate the year long drought. The highest rainfall amounts occurred across Throckmorton County and along and east of a line from Brownwood to Coleman to Junction where rainfall amounts in excess of an inch fell. Outside of this area, scattered showers produced lighter rainfall amounts. The cooler and wetter fall weather continued to reduce the wildfire threat. The U.S. Drought Monitor, issued through the National Mitigation Drought Center continued to depict extreme to exceptional drought over a large part of West Central Texas. There was some improvement as the drought was downgraded to severe from the northern half of Tom Green County northeast towards Abilene, Albany, Coleman, Ballinger and Clyde.
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. Days were mild with cold nights. A few areas reported light showers, but most counties remained very dry. The cotton harvest neared completion; only irrigated fields were being harvested. Growers were almost finished planting small grains. Some earlier planted fields were up and being grazed. Winter wheat was in poor condition due to low soil moisture. Rangeland and pasture conditions continued to decline. Hay was in short supply, and no grazing was available in many areas. Livestock producers further increased supplemental feeding of cattle. Livestock producers across Crockett County continued to cull and sell off herds due to the continued drought conditions and hay shortages.
It appears that farmers and ranchers have suffered the most from this year long drought. The drought has also resulted in some water wells going dry across the region.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor placed Menard County in an exceptional drought category.


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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
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 11/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K