SUMMARY: Last year was the 17th warmest and the 62nd driest in Texas for our 125-year record. Almost half of the state—the southeastern half—remains at least abnormally dry. The next three months are projected to be warmer than normal with most of the state having an equal chance of drier-than-normal and wetter-than-normal conditions.
SUMMARY: Rainfall continues to be less than normal for this time of year for much of the state. Drought coverage remains about the same at 37 percent from four weeks ago. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook through April 30, 2020, projects scattered drought-removal across the state but with scattered drought remaining.
SUMMARY: Drought conditions remain in much of the interior of the state with drought conditions developing in north-east Texas. Much of Texas can expect warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal conditions over the next three months. Statewide reservoir storage is near median levels.
SUMMARY: After a record warm September, October came in cooler than normal. Drought coverage decreased from 52 percent to 32 percent. The El Niño Southern Oscillation is expected to remain in neutral conditions through the spring.
SUMMARY: September was the warmest on record for Texas. The High Plains and Southeast Texas are out of drought, but about 50 percent of Texas remains in an intensifying drought. Drought conditions are expected to persist for much of the state through at least January.