New Drought Status & Precipitation Outlook

July 19th, 2013 at 11:47 am by 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:

drought monitor

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.


seasonal outlook

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