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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Begin Date 02/01/2012 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/29/2012 23:59:00 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 Drought conditions as reflected by the U.S. Drought Monitor were unchanged from the end of January. Exceptional (D4) drought persisted over much of the South Plains while the Rolling Plains saw values ranging from Abnormally Dry (D0) in Hall County to Severe (D3).

February was abnormally cool for a typical La Ni��a pattern that had been observed through the fall and winter. Average temperatures for the month at Lubbock and Childress were just below normal. These lower temperatures greatly reduced instances of grassland wildfire starts. The first half of February brought mostly dry conditions but two widespread precipitation events occurred in the second half of the month in the form of winter weather. Despite these two precipitation events, much of the area was below normal for precipitation totals. Keetch-Byram Drought Index values remained unchanged from January. Values ranged from 500-600 across the South Plains and 300-400 across the Rolling Plains.

Soil moisture deficits experienced modest improvements by mid-month after a few rounds of precipitation. However, deep soil moisture levels were not improved. A strong wind event on the 20th damaged some winter wheat crops in the Rolling Plains due to widespread blowing dust. Livestock was generally reported to be in fair to good condition with a continued dependence on supplemental feed.

Economic losses due to drought through February since the drought began were estimated near $2.4 billion.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.500M 2.500M
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 2.500M 2.500M
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL (ZONE) STONEWALL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 02/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.500M 2.500M