Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-01-31 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 0.00K
Episode Narrative The La Nina event continued during January according to the Climate Prediction Center. The drought continued over South Central Texas, but there was a mix of some worsening and improvement. There were several significant rainfall events during the month with precipitation ranging from around one half inch across the Rio Grande Plains to near 10 inches in part of Caldwell County. Much of the eastern half of South Central Texas saw over two inches. Only 13 counties remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4) with Blanco, Burnet, Kendall, and Llano moving back into this category. Bastrop, Caldwell, De Witt, Fayette, Gonzales, Karnes, and Lavaca counties improved to extreme drought category (Stage D3) while Atascosa, Dimmit, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala counties remained in this category. Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties improved to severe drought conditions (Stage D2). All the other counties remained in exceptional drought. Due to recent rain, fire danger was low to moderate by the end of January and only 14 counties still had burn bans in effect. The Texas A&M Crop and Weather report stated soil-moisture levels improved greatly and stock ponds were filled where the rains were heavy over the eastern counties. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average improved to the normal to 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 53 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains and was 12 feet below normal and 13.2 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Austin remained in Stage 2 water restrictions and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the City of San Marcos remained in Stage 1. The City of Kerrville improved to Stage 3 restrictions. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.
Event Narrative The La Nina event continued during January according to the Climate Prediction Center. The drought continued over South Central Texas, but there was a mix of some worsening and improvement. There were several significant rainfall events during the month with precipitation ranging from around one half inch across the Rio Grande Plains to near 10 inches in part of Caldwell County. Much of the eastern half of South Central Texas saw over two inches. Only 13 counties remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4) with Blanco, Burnet, Kendall, and Llano moving back into this category. Bastrop, Caldwell, De Witt, Fayette, Gonzales, Karnes, and Lavaca counties improved to extreme drought category (Stage D3) while Atascosa, Dimmit, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala counties remained in this category. Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties improved to severe drought conditions (Stage D2). All the other counties remained in exceptional drought. Due to recent rain, fire danger was low to moderate by the end of January and only 14 counties still had burn bans in effect. The Texas A&M Crop and Weather report stated soil-moisture levels improved greatly and stock ponds were filled where the rains were heavy over the eastern counties. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average improved to the normal to 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 53 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains and was 12 feet below normal and 13.2 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Austin remained in Stage 2 water restrictions and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the City of San Marcos remained in Stage 1. The City of Kerrville improved to Stage 3 restrictions. 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
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K