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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area COLEMAN
WFO SJT
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 0.00K
Episode Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor, issued through the National Mitigation Drought Center, continued to show some improvement as the drought was downgraded to severe across portions of the Northwest Hill Country. Brown County was even removed from the drought!
Much needed rainfall that fell across portions of West Central Texas in December resulted in a downgrade of the drought across portions of West Central Texas. Beneficial rainfall fell over most of the region except for Crockett, Sterling and Irion Counties. The area along and east of a line from Coleman to Eldorado received an estimated 2 to 3 inches of rain. The cooler and wetter December continued to reduce the wildfire threat.
According to the Texas Crop Weather Report prepared by the Texas A&M Agriculture Program, the following agricultural impacts were noted across southern Big Country, Concho Valley and the Heartland. Many counties reported receiving rain during the Christmas break, but all needed more. Most burn bans were temporarily lifted. Winter wheat and oats showed some improvement where there was rain, but most fields remained in poor condition. Rangeland and pastures were also in poor condition, though the rain did improve some winter grasses and forbs enough to provide grazing. Producers continued to provide supplemental protein and hay to livestock. Hay was in very short supply and hard to find. The pecan harvest was mostly complete, with yields much lower than in previous years. Many producers were preparing to heavily trim their orchards.
The winter wheat was in good condition across the northern Big Country, and producers were able to turn cattle on to it for grazing before the end of December. The condition of livestock began to improve. Hay supplies remained short, and producers hoped to bale winter wheat not being grazed. Some counties lifted their burn bans.
Across the Northern Edwards Plateau and Northwest Hill Country recent rains promoted growth of winter pastures and small grains. Soil-moisture levels slightly improved, but the moisture remained very low in the deep soil profile. Winter pastures were growing because of the recent rains and warmer temperatures, but they were still short. Grazing conditions improved, however, and growers were sowing spring wheat.
Over in Crockett County, producers lost cattle in some areas due to poor forage quality and excessive mesquite bean consumption. Most pecan orchards were harvested. Pecan yields were low but quality was fair. Winter wheat and oats under irrigation were mostly in poor to fair condition with a few plots in good condition. Rangeland remained in poor condition. Cattle were in poor to fair condition with producers providing alfalfa cubes, molasses and syrup tubs. Some producers continued to sell cattle. Early calving herds were expected to begin calving soon. Producers finished shipping earlier backgrounded calves.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor placed Coleman County in a severe 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
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 12/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K