The amount of the state under drought conditions increased from about 25 percent four weeks ago to about 36 percent. Despite drought conditions, statewide reservoir storage is normal for this time of year. Tropical Storm Hanna should improve drought conditions in Central and South-Central Texas
SUMMARY: Drought has flashed into the High Plains; La Niña conditions look more likely for this fall and winter; an historical trends analysis indicates that, indeed, it has been getting warmer and floodier.
SUMMARY: NOAA projects a 60 percent chance of a more active Atlantic hurricane season this year. Drought conditions decreased over the past month (from 16 to 11 percent of the state), but abnormally dry conditions or worse increased from 28 to 38 percent. The state is projected to be warmer than normal though the summer with the Rio Grande region suffering the brunt of higher temperatures.
SUMMARY: The last month was dry for most of the state, but…with recent rains along the Gulf Coast, statewide drought conditions have decreased. We anticipate improving drought conditions along much of the Gulf Coast and Lower Rio Grande areas with persistent drought flirting with the Texas Panhandle.
SUMMARY: Drought—including exceptional drought—is focused on the southeastern two-fifths of the state. Drought is expected to remain in this area through June. Wash your hands and only flush toilet paper!