U.S. Drought Monitor: May 1, 2012

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.