Did Recent Rain Pull Lubbock Out of Drought?

Published 10/25 2013 12:42PM

Updated 11/13 2013 10:50AM

(LUBBOCK, TX) - Lubbock’s drought condition has improved from extreme to severe according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.   The USDA and other federal agencies released the newest map on Thursday.

On October 13, Lubbock had 1.14 inches of rain at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.  The rain total for that day at the Science Spectrum was 1.25 inches.  Lubbock is still more than five inches below normal for rainfall this year.

For the state of Texas the new map is both an improvement and a degradation.  The percentage of Texas in extreme or exceptional drought went up.  But at the same the percentage of Texas not in any stage of drought also went up.

CLICK HERE to see the latest Drought Monitor of Texas.

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