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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
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 The month of January was characterized by above normal temperatures and below normal to well below normal rainfall. The highest rainfall occurred over the Victoria Crossroads with minimal amounts over the southern Brush Country. Rainfall amounts ranged from 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 inches over northern portions of the Coastal Bend to the Victoria Crossroads, to less than a 1/10 of an inch over the southern Brush Country.
The exceptional drought continued over the Coastal Bend, Victoria Crossroads, and western Brush Country through January The drought status continued in the extreme category over portions of the Brush Country in the counties of Webb, La Salle, McMullen, and Duval. The rainfall deficits from normal for the month were generally 1 to 2 inches below normal with an area of 2 to 3 inches below normal along the coast from the northern Coastal Bend to the Mid-Coast.
Soil moisture improved slightly across the Victoria Crossroads and Mid-Coast regions during the month but still too low for planting. Range and pastures over the Brush Country were fair to poor with some ranchers resorting to prickly pear for additional supplemental feeding. Ranchers continued to cull herds.
The drought has also impacted the bays and estuaries as salinity levels continued to remain high. Due to the high salinity, many oyster beds along the Texas Gulf Coast have been closed impacting many businesses. Low to moderate concentrations of red tide continued to affect most areas along the coast. Some improvement was observed in the San Antonio and Espiritu Santo Bays by the end of the month.
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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
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K