The Record-Setting Rains that Erased the Drought in Texas
May 2015 was a blockbuster month for Texas rainfall after years of drought with very little intermediate relief. Texas began the month of May with 41% of the state classified as experiencing drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . By June 2nd (the first available report after the end of May) just 9.18% of the state remained in this category, with only 0.68% considered Moderate Drought or worse. If we take a look at CoCoRaHS data [http://www.c
Texas Drought Continues to Improve as State Faces Flooding Rains
The latest Drought Monitor was release today, and not surprisingly, drought improvements continue across the south-central United States. While there's still work to do, the state has seen huge improvements over the last 12 months, and more help is on the way. Last May, 91.18% of Texas as Abnormally Dry or worse according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . One year later that number has dropped to 35.58%, down from 40.32% a week ago. In the Extreme and Exceptional