In the southern Plains, scattered decent rainfall was limited to southwestern Texas, north of Midland and northeastward into central Oklahoma. Hot weather, however, overspread much of the southern Plains with temperatures averaging 6 to 9 degreess F above normal and triple-digit highs. Where the rains missed and short-term (at … Read More

Drier weather in southern and central Texas during the 30-60 days is currently showing up in the SPIs as mild Abnormally Dry (D0) with a few Moderate Drought (D1)s, but seasonable temperatures have limited evapotranspiration rates across the state. As a compromise, D0 was added along the Rio Grande near … Read More

Texas remained free of drought following a much-wetter-than-normal May. However, recent 100-degree heat and short-term dryness have raised concerns over the potential for a return to “flash” drought, which is a rapidly occurring drought caused by a combination of dryness, high heat, and strong winds. Excessive heat of 100°F or … Read More

Texas remained free of drought following a much-wetter-than-normal May. Recent heat and short-term dryness have raised concerns over the potential for a return to short-term drought, though reservoirs and moisture supplies remained overall. favorable for the time being. Although the region is mostly drought free, excessive heat (100°F or greater) … Read More

In Texas, the small area in the Panhandle of Abnormally Dry (D0) condition was removed. Read more…

Texas was once again the recipient of heavy rains keeping the state drought-free. Missing out on the rains, west Texas saw some localized expansion of Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions. Read more

Again, heavy rains pounded eastern Texas, parts of eastern Oklahoma and eastern Kansas. Recent rains have also led to the trimming or removal D0 across western Texas and the Texas Panhandle. Read more…

In Texas, the recent wet pattern led to the complete elimination of drought conditions from the state. During the past 30 days, rainfall totals in southeastern Texas have been four-to-twelve inches above normal. Read more…

During the past week, western portions of the South continued in a wet pattern with the Gulf Coast region of Texas receiving significant rainfall accumulations during the past week. Rainfall totals in South Texas ranged from 1 to 12 inches with the highest totals reported in and around Corpus Christie. … Read More

In Oklahoma, Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions were improved in the central and western portions of the state while in Texas, Moderate Drought (D1) was removed from the western panhandle and D0 was expanded to the south in the eastern panhandle. New areas of D0 were added in south Texas … Read More