Snow Dented But Did Not Bust Lubbock Drought

Published 11/30 2013 01:03PM

Updated 11/30 2013 01:17PM

Drought Monitor from USDA, NOAA & other federal agencies
Drought Monitor from USDA, NOAA & other federal agencies
LUBBOCK, TX -- Despite the winter storm in November that dropped 2.2 inches of snow along with freezing rain, Lubbock is still suffering a severe drought. The latest Drought Monitor from the USDA, NOAA and other federal agencies shows the entire South Plains to be in various categories of drought.

The Drought Monitor shows improvement in the areas around Lubbock with a handful of nearby counties now in severe drought instead of extreme drought. Portions of Floyd County were in exceptional drought during the third week of November. Now Floyd County is shown in extreme drought – which is a slight improvement.

Year-to-date Lubbock has officially recorded 12.01 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. The normal would be 18.34 and the NWS says Lubbock is 6.33 inches below normal for this year.

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