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.
SUMMARY: Imelda was the fifth wettest tropical storm to hit the continental United States. August was the second warmest on record and the warmest since 2011. The state went from 22 percent in drought a month ago to 52 percent
SUMMARY: Much of the state saw less than normal rainfall over the past month. The state went from less than 7% either abnormally dry or in drought on July 16 to more than 72% on August 20. Statewide reservoir storage
SUMMARY: Four of the last eight years have been warmer than the Dust Bowl. The rains appear to have stopped for much of the state. Storage in Elephant Butte Reservoir is the highest it’s been since June 2010. El Niño
SUMMARY: Above-normal rainfall continues to fall for much of the state. H. Ivie and E.V. Spence are at their highest reservoir levels since the late 1990s. However, drought is peeking back into South Texas. The odds of El Niño staying