The changes to the drought conditions across Texas varied this week, with some improvements across the northern portions of the state. Across the northern portions of the state locally 0.5 – 2.0 inches of rain fell near Hockley County. The rest of the state experienced above-normal temperatures and below-median rainfall, so drought conditions were expanded and/or intensified to reflect SPI values over the past 2 through 6 months. Rains the fell on Monday prompted a small improvement near Del Rio (0.5-1.5 inches). Click here to read more.