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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source Other Federal
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-15 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-04-30 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 Drought conditions intensified over the western portions of Deep South Texas by April 15 and continued through the end of April. Drought conditions over Zapata, Jim Hogg, northern Starr and western Brooks counties intensified to exceptional (D4) exceptional by the middle of April. Extreme D3 drought conditions developed or continued for most other areas except close to the coast. Evaporation rates increased to one half an inch per day. Agricultural interests continued to heavily irrigate citrus, corn, onion, and other crops; sorghum production remained halted. Additional feed was brought in for area cattle.
Event Narrative Exceptional (D4) drought conditions developed across western Brooks County by the middle of April and continued through the end of the month, as persistent winds, increasing sun angle, and lack of rainfall brought the highest level of drought from the Rio Grande Plains farther east into Deep South Texas.


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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
INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) INLAND WILLACY (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) INLAND CAMERON (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 04/15/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K