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Livestock Wx for Sept. 1, 2017: Livestock Wx shows August rainfall for Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico and discusses the potential for more rainfall next week for the Gulf Coast.
As we all know by now, Hurricane Harvey brought extreme rainfall to southeast Texas. Rainfall totals in some locations exceeded 51 inches making this the largest single-storm rainfall total for the lower 48 states (final estimates are still pending). The below image shows rainfall totals for the entire month of August. It is truly amazing the amount of rain Harvey brought to Texas. Drought has been all but erased for most of the TSCRA region. We are watching a dry area around Maverick, Kinney, Uvalde, and Zavala counties in South Texas, however.
Future Gulf of Mexico Development?
An area of low pressure could develop over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. While it is expected to be slow to develop, if it were to drift north it could bring additional rainfall to parts of the Texas and Louisiana coasts.
However, at this time, it is too early to have much confidence in development, track, or rainfall forecasts. Stay tuned to the forecast as we get closer to Labor Day.
Up Next Week: Forage Status
With all the rain around the region, Livestock Wx will discuss how this has affected forage for the TSCRA region and what the seasonal forecast is telling us about the upcoming fall and winter conditions. -LSWx