DROUGHT INDEX: The latest Texas Drought Monitor has been released for the Brazos Valley, showing a vast amount of improvement in just a few weeks for the region, and for a large portion of the Lone Star State. The Brazos Valley ending the late summer season, with cooler weather and beneficial rainfall. In addition, a few cold fronts and Tropical Storm Beta have brought additional rainfall for the region.
Locally, the entire Brazos Valley is almost “drought-free”. However, Southern Madison, Northwestern Walker, and Northern Grimes Counties are experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions, but what isn’t accounted for is the recent rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta. Those changes will be reflected in next week’s drought monitor and should show vast improvements in these areas. Elsewhere, there are no burn bans in effect for the Brazos Valley.
As expected, folks in far Western Texas and towards the Texas Panhandle are experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions. Rainfall is needed desperately.
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