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Posted on 07/26/2007 1:20:29 PM PDT by blam
Texas Drought-Free After a Dry Decade
Thursday July 26, 2007 9:01 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - For the first time in at least a decade, Texas was declared drought-free Thursday.
``We've gotten so much rain this year, we've pretty much made up for the past few years' drought conditions in several areas of the state,'' said John Nielsen-Gammon, the state's climatologist and a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.
Only isolated areas in the northern Panhandle, far West Texas and along the eastern margins of the state are below normal when it comes to rainfall, and they're aren't so dry to be considered in still in a drought, he said.
There's been so much rain, in fact, that flooding has become a problem in some areas, and many farmers are struggling to salvage crops that remain under water, Nielsen-Gammon said. At least 16 deaths have been blamed on heavy rain since mid-June, and property damage has been widespread.
The U.S. Drought Monitor, connected with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, shows severe or extreme drought conditions in parts of the Southeast and much of the West, but Texas and most of the nation's mid-section is drought-free.
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Hey—at 3:48 on July 26th, it’s 77 degrees here after a rain. Before that it was 82 degrees. It’s supposed to be about 95. Been this way all summer. I like it.
“I wonder if they were citing the drought as proof of global warming.”
I’ve lived in deep South Texas for over 60 years and this is the first time in my life that I’ve ever seen the temperature remain below 100 this late in the year. Global warming? HUH?
These environazis are so confused between global warming and global cooling that they now call it “climate change.”
I`m not sure what sq bale prices are here in Tn.
but rolls are selling for $50 up for just grass hay.
Fields that were fertilized didn`t make any more hay
than without any. That`s a LOT of money thrown away.
Drought and floods ; the extremes will kill `ya
Cool, we could use two of those, LOL! Maybe then hubby could play with the dog so the goofy mutt wouldn’t chase it and bite the tires like he does the riding mower, I thought he was going to lose his nose last week (he’s a German Shepherd).
Last I checked coastal hay was $90 a roll.
I did not know sat where that current. Which one.
Yeah,the skies gonna be the limit on feed prices.
Cattle are being sold off a record rate
I look to see some “people” that have horses just
open the gate and let them loose.
Two yrs ago I sold rolls for $20,good hay too.
I`m short about 300 that I need.
It’s been raining in Houston so much I loose count of the days. It seems like every day.
We haven’t had near the rain you have—seems to dissipate some before it gets here. We’re only up 5-1/2”. But we do have the all-day cloudy days.
Do all the mosquitos show up on that satellite? They should, they are big enough to carry you off and move in flocks like birds. They carry more of my DNA than I do.
Houston Month-to-date precip. is 8.80 and the normal is 2.61. We are up 7 inches. BTW its raining today.
We used to joke in California that the sign in front of the agency that reports on such things said Drought on one side and Flood Control on the other, just like your diswasher has a tag for clean and dirty.
I’ll bet the cats run from that mouse.
Just read a report from Texas Seed Trade that the cotton in S. Tx is about 2+ weeks behind and that there won’t be much of a bottom crop on the plants. Also worried about boll rot. Doesn’t sound too good. Don’t have enough heat units so far. Cotton that is opening will have lower quality lint and that means lower prices because of the quality.
Me too! Last year it was roasting hot by this time. 77 degrees in early evening is fine by me!
I just got from a trip to Dallas to visit my parents. It was very lush and pretty.
One thing that was very scary was flying over the DFW area, and there are just pockets of water all over the place. Baseball fields still covered in water.
Last year when I was in Dallas, it was very dry looking.
Now, I’m back in California and everything looks so drab and dry here.
It's amazing to see it in person. I've never seen it so green this time of year and trees have put on another foot of growth this month when they're normally hunkered down trying to survive.
Last time I looked we'd had 35 straight days of below normal high temps and early Wednesday morning the temp was 66. 66? In July in central Texas? Insane.
I can only figure it's from all the melting ice....
Not good. That’s what I was afraid of. Everything was going along fine until about the second week of June. It hasn’t stopped raining since.
And that will follow last year when most seed didn’t even come up be it cotton or corn.