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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Begin Date 04/15/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/30/2008 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 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 Extreme (D3) drought conditions expanded into eastern Brooks County by the middle of April, and remained through the end of the month. Locally heavy rains in the county's midsection on April 27th helped ease conditions a bit, but only enough to hold the drought at D3.


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