Drought Continues, Driest Weather On Record Since 1956

Most of Southeast Texas counties are in Exceptional Drought conditions, the most severe type of drought condition as noted by the US Drought Monitor (View The Live Drought Monitor for Texas).

Current seasonal predictions show that some improvement through the end of August 2011 may be possible but are not predicted to be substantial or highly likely at this time.  The local National Weather Service Office released a Drought Information Statement last Friday (5/27/11) (Read Full Statement Here) which stated that most of the Houston area has seen less than an inch or measurable rainfall over the past three months and the same is currently predicted throughout the end of May 2011 as well.

Overall, in the last 6½ months, Southeast Texas has experienced the driest weather on record since 1956 and drought conditions are predicted to worsen significantly in areas South of I-10 over the next few weeks due to the isolated nature of the recent rainfall.

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