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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-02-29 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 weakened during February according to the Climate Prediction Center. South Central Texas saw above normal rainfall and the drought improved across the region. There were several significant rainfall events during the month with precipitation ranging from around one half inch across the Rio Grande Plains to around six inches in parts of Bexar and Williamson Counties. Much of the eastern half of South Central Texas received over two inches. No counties remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Edwards, Gillespie, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, Real, and Williamson Counties improved to extreme drought category (Stage D3) while Val Verde County remained in this category. Bastrop, De Witt, Dimmit, Fayette, Frio, Gonzales, Karnes, Kendall, Lavaca, Lee, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, and Zavala Counties improved to severe drought conditions (Stage D2). Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, and Wilson Counties improved to moderate drought (Stage D1). Due to recent rain only 11 counties still had burn bans in effect. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average remained in the normal to much below normal range for basins across South Central Texas and the Rio Grande Plains. Area lakes and reservoirs had some improvement, but remained well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 50 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 53 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose with the rains and was 5.5 feet below normal and 0.5 feet above the level from one year previous. The City of Austin remained in Stage 2 water restrictions, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) remained in Stage 1, and the City of Kerrville remained in Stage 3 restrictions.
Event Narrative The La Nina event weakened during February according to the Climate Prediction Center. South Central Texas saw above normal rainfall and the drought improved across the region. There were several significant rainfall events during the month with precipitation ranging from around one half inch across the Rio Grande Plains to around six inches in parts of Bexar and Williamson Counties. Much of the eastern half of South Central Texas received over two inches. No counties remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Edwards, Gillespie, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, Real, and Williamson Counties improved to extreme drought category (Stage D3) while Val Verde County remained in this category. Bastrop, De Witt, Dimmit, Fayette, Frio, Gonzales, Karnes, Kendall, Lavaca, Lee, Medina, Travis, Uvalde, and Zavala Counties improved to severe drought conditions (Stage D2). Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, and Wilson Counties improved to moderate drought (Stage D1). Due to recent rain only 11 counties still had burn bans in effect. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average remained in the normal to much below normal range for basins across South Central Texas and the Rio Grande Plains. Area lakes and reservoirs had some improvement, but remained well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 50 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 53 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose with the rains and was 5.5 feet below normal and 0.5 feet above the level from one year previous. The City of Austin remained in Stage 2 water restrictions, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) remained in Stage 1, and the City of Kerrville remained in Stage 3 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
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K