New Drought Status & Precipitation OutlookJuly 19th, 2013 at 11:47 am by markmonstrola under Weather
The past few days have been generous with rainfall, especially considering we are in the midst of one of the traditionally dry months of the year. Between June 1 and July 14, Camp Mabry had only accumulated 0.99″ of rain. In a three day span that included the 15th, 16th, and 17th, over double that amount came down. Spots in the Hill Country did even better than that racking up 5-7″ in a few communities. This has allowed, at least for parts of the KXAN viewing area, a break from severe drought conditions. Here is the latest US Drought Monitor map:
The overall weather pattern has plans to soon change. After a small disturbance will possibly bring a few isolated showers to the area this weekend, a shift in the jet stream is expected. A trough will replace the dominating high that has delivered an extensive heatwave to the Northeast. A separate ridge will then build over the Western and Central pats of the US. This will lead to a much dryer stretch of weather for the rest of the month.