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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Begin Date 04/08/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/14/2008 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 The United States Drought Monitor noted that extreme drought conditions arrived in Zapata, Jim Hogg, and Starr Counties around the second week of April. Severe drought conditions developed farther east to the Deep South Texas coast. Virtually no rainfall, increasing sun angle, and gusty winds allowed conditions to worsen. Agricultural interests were doing their best to stay ahead of the dry, but warming, conditions; additional feed was brought in for the large cattle population, while sorghum production was halted. Heavy irrigation allowed other crops to maintain spring growth rates.
Event Narrative Extreme (D3) drought conditions developed in western Brooks County by the second week of April, with the drought worsening by the middle of the month as very dry weather prevailed with virtually no rainfall.


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
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) TX 04/08/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K