Severe Drought in Part of the RGV?

Severe Drought in Part of the RGV?
U.S. Drought Mitigation Center
Weather Talk
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:29pm

Take a look at this special map of Texas, prepared by the United States Drought Mitigation Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  This map indicates the different degrees of drought in our state as of July 15, 2014.  Here are the color designations:

WHITE:  NO DROUGHT

YELLOW:  ABNORMALLY DRY

BEIGE:  MODERATE DROUGHT

ORANGE:  SEVERE DROUGHT

RED:  EXTREME DROUGHT

BROWN:  EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

Fortunately for Cameron County and the eastern half of Willacy County, there is no drought at all.  Unfortunately, as you move inland into Hidalgo County, the eastern 1/3 of the county and the western half of Willacy County are "Abnormally Dry." 

"Moderate Drought" is affecting the central part of Hidalgo County.  The western edge of Hidalgo County and virtually all of Starr County are classified as "Severe Drought."

If you'd like more drought information, visit the official government website here.. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX

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