Weather was mostly cool and windy throughout Texas. The Northern Plains and some other areas in the state experienced freezing temperatures. East Texas, the Upper Coast, the Coastal Bend, South Central Texas and areas of the Blacklands received between 0.5 to 2.0 inches of rain. The rest of the sate remained very dry, intensifying the drought in the Northern Plains and the Southern Low Plains up to the point of reaching exceptional drought levels according to the US Drought Monitor. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork.
Livestock condition continued to be rated mostly fair to good. Supplemental feed decreased in areas where rainfall was received in the past two weeks. Lambing and kidding season was in full swing in the Edwards Plateau, however, cool mornings paired with warm afternoon temperatures caused some respiratory issues with young lambs and goats. Pasture and range condition remained fair to good. Wildfires were reported in areas of the Edwards Plateau, while the rest of the western and northern parts of the state remained under fire weather watch.
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