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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Other Federal Agency
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 All exceptional (D4) drought was absent from the area at the beginning of January. However, a very dry month lead to the reintroduction of exceptional conditions on the South Plains by the end of the month. Only two light precipitation events occurred during January and these two events did not bring much precipitation. Hall county remained in Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions.
Very warm and dry conditions persisted through the start of 2012. Temperatures averaged around four degrees above normal with only 5% of normal precipitation received. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport recorded only 0.01 of precipitation while Childress Municipal Airport recorded 0.03. A few isolated areas received up to 0.3 liquid equivalent during the month. Significant weather systems did move across West Texas and brought record precipitation to areas south of the South Plains and Rolling Plains. Keetch-Byram Drought Index values had slightly increased across all areas. Values ranged from 500-600 across the western South Plains to 300-400 across the southern Rolling Plains.
Agricultural and livestock losses remained steady through the first month of the year. Soil moisture as a whole was depleted in January after repeated rounds of warm, dry and windy conditions. A severe wind and blowing dust event on January 22nd heavily damaged or destroyed many winter wheat crops. Most cotton farmers were beginning to prepare fields and reported very poor deep soil moisture below eight inches. Livestock was generally reported to be in fair condition.
Economic losses due to drought through January since the drought began were estimated near $2.4 billion.
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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 5.000M 20.000M
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL (ZONE) STONEWALL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 5.000M 20.000M
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.000M 20.000M