Precipitation in Texas was much above normal in the western portion of the state for the 7-day period, with totals approaching 500 percent of normal. Read more…

Multiple rounds of heavy rain drenched the western Gulf Coast region, but only spotty showers dotted the southern High Plains. As a result, there was a marked difference between dryness/drought eradication in much of southern and eastern Texas and drought intensification across western Texas and eastern New Mexico. Read more…

High temperatures and minimal precipitation led to expansion of dryness and drought in most of Texas, but heavy late-period rains in the Panhandle engendered some relief there. Abnormally Dry (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) conditions expanded most notably in a swath through central Texas from near the middle Red River … Read More

Bands of heavy rain were not widespread, but did drop 2 to 7 inches of precipitation to areas where they set up, specifically tin upper southern Texas. Beneficial moderate to locally heavy precipitation dampened, the northeastern quarter of Oklahoma, and scattered small areas in both Kansas and Texas. Read … Read More

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