After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture.

Along the central and western Gulf Coast, locally heavy rainfall fell across coastal areas of Louisiana and Texas with some areas receiving five-to-ten inches helping to improve drought conditions in southeastern Texas.

This week Evelyn Browning-Garriss, acclaimed author of The Browning Newsletter, shares with us an exclusive update on El Niño: what it is, where it is and what its development would mean for rain in Texas and Oklahoma.

Texas had an unexpectedly wet week, with very heavy precipitation along the Gulf Coast and moderate to heavy precipitation in the interior East, supporting 1-category improvements. Relatively small alterations were made to the depiction in southern and far western Texas, both improvements and degradations.  In Oklahoma, widespread one-category improvements were … Read More

Despite temperatures in the 90s, rainfall during the week was sufficient to warrant some modest reductions in drought from northern and central Oklahoma southward into central Texas, while hot, mostly dry conditions in western and northeastern portions of Texas led to small increases in drought intensity. Showers and thunderstorms dropped … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a feedbunk in Rogers County. On May 25 someone loaded the homemade feedbunk onto a trailer and removed it from a property near Talala. The feedbunk is made of rust-colored steel pipe, 18 to 20 feet long … Read More

There were some new assessment tools available for Texas this week, and based on a substantial amount of added information, almost the entire state was redrawn, though Drought Monitor change was limited to 1 category in most of the state. Exceptions included some of the wet areas in the east, … Read More