DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
735 AM CDT THU APR 14 2011

                 ...DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...

       ...EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS PREVAIL OVER THE NORTHERN
                       THIRD OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

                ...COLLEGE STATION HAS RECEIVED ONLY
                 SIX INCHES OF RAIN SINCE OCTOBER 1ST...

SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK COLD FRONT LAST MONDAY BROUGHT SOME VERY LIGHT RAIN TO THE
REGION. THE RAIN WAS BRIEF...LASTING JUST A FEW MINUTES. A FEW
LOCATIONS RECEIVED A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN...HARDLY A DROUGHT
BUSTER. NEW CANEY AND LIVINGSTON RECEIVED THE HEAVIEST RAIN ON
MONDAY WITH TOTALS OF 0.15 INCHES. DRY CONDITIONS HAVE PREVAILED
SINCE MONDAYS RAIN EVENT. IN THE WAKE OF MONDAY`S FRONT...VERY LOW
HUMIDITY VALUES PREVAILED. RH VALUES PLUMMETED ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON
TO AROUND 15 PERCENT NEAR COLLEGE STATION. VERY LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS
ARE AGAIN EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.

SINCE FEBRUARY 1ST...THE CITY OF HOUSTON (IAH) HAS RECEIVED ONLY
1.57 INCHES OF RAIN...COLLEGE STATION (CLL) HAS RECEIVED 1.30
INCHES...HOUSTON HOBBY (HOU) HAS RECEIVED 1.12 INCHES AND GALVESTON
(GLS) RECEIVED 3.49 INCHES. DANEVANG (WHARTON COUNTY) HAS ONLY
RECEIVED 0.67 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE FEBRUARY 1ST. A QUICK CHECK OF
THE MONTHLY RECORDS REVEALS THAT HOBBY AIRPORT HAD IT`S SECOND
DRIEST FEBRUARY AND SIXTH DRIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY (1930).
COLLEGE STATION HAD IT`S NINTH DRIEST MARCH AND 10TH DRIEST FEBRUARY
IN RECORDED HISTORY (SINCE 1902). CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDS DATE BACK
TO 1891 AND HOUSTON RECORDED IT`S EIGHTH DRIEST FEBRUARY AND 11TH
DRIEST MARCH.

            HERE ARE THE FIVE DRIEST FEB 1- APRIL 13:

       CITY OF      HOUSTON      COLLEGE        DANEVANG
       HOUSTON      HOBBY        STATION

    1.39 - 1916   1.12 - 2011    0.57 - 1916    0.67 - 2011
    1.57 - 2011   1.56 - 1996    1.30 - 2011    0.80 - 1916
    1.57 - 1925   2.81 - 1954    1.67 - 1972    0.92 - 1925
    1.59 - 1996   2.94 - 1972    2.14 - 1920    1.67 - 1996
    2.19 - 1976   3.00 - 1971    2.27 - 1971    1.70 - 1917

IT HAS BEEN BRUTALLY DRY OVER THE NORTHWEST PORTION OF SOUTHEAST
TEXAS. AN ISLAND OF DROUGHT FROM CALDWELL TO AUSTONIO TO LIVINGSTON
TO BELLVILLE TO CALDWELL HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY DRY. SOMERVILLE AND
COLLEGE STATION HAVE FAILED TO TALLY AN INCH OF RAIN IN SIX OF THE
LAST EIGHT MONTHS. SOMERVILLE HAS ONLY RECEIVED 4.97 INCHES OF RAIN
SINCE OCTOBER 1ST OR ROUGHLY 24 PERCENT OF THE EXPECTED NORMAL
RAINFALL. COLLEGE STATION HAS RECEIVED ONLY 6.00 INCHES OF RAIN
SINCE OCTOBER 1ST OR 29.4 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE NORMAL RAINFALL AT
COLLEGE STATION FOR OCTOBER 1 THROUGH APRIL 13TH IS 20.49 INCHES.
THE NORMAL RAINFALL IN A CALENDAR YEAR FOR COLLEGE STATION IS 39.67
INCHES.

THE DRY PERIOD FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE AUTUMN OF
2010 AS A STRONG LA NINA PHASE DEVELOPED. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A BRIEF
PERIOD WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL DURING LATE DECEMBER AND EARLY
JANUARY...THE OVERALL TREND SINCE OCTOBER HAS BEEN VERY DRY WITH
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL.

                     DRIEST OCTOBER 1 - APRIL 13

           COLLEGE         CITY OF              HOUSTON
           STATION         HOUSTON (IAH)        HOBBY

           6.00 - 2011     10.09 - 1918         11.44 - 1956
           7.75 - 1925     10.54 - 1895         11.55 - 2006
           8.64 - 1971     11.61 - 1956         13.16 - 2009
           9.62 - 1951     11.92 - 1909         13.84 - 1971
          10.24 - 1918     12.17 - 1917         14.01 - 1988
                           12.39 - 2011(6TH)    15.88 - 2011(11TH)

APRIL IS ALMOST HALF OVER AND MOST LOCATIONS HAVE YET TO TALLY EVEN
A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH. CROCKETT LEADS THE WAY
WITH A WHOPPING 0.35 INCHES THUS FAR IN APRIL. HERE ARE SOME
RAINFALL TOTALS FOR SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS FROM
OCTOBER 1 2010 THROUGH APRIL 13TH 2011:

LOCATION      OCT/NOV  DEC/JAN  FEB    MAR    APR    TOTAL  PERCENT
                                                            OF NORM

BELLVILLE      1.28     3.73    0.76   1.14   0.04    6.95
NORMALS        7.46     6.49    2.48   2.92   1.29   20.64  33.7
DEPARTURE     -6.18    -2.76   -1.72  -1.78  -1.25  -13.69

BRENHAM        1.45     5.43    0.81   0.80   0.02    8.51
NORMALS        8.65     6.79    2.78   2.93   1.43   22.58  37.7
DEPARTURE     -7.20    -1.36   -1.97  -2.13  -1.41  -14.07

COL STATION    0.90     3.80    0.61   0.69    T      6.00
NORMALS        7.40     6.55    2.38   2.84   1.22   20.39  29.4
DEPARTURE     -6.50    -2.75   -1.77  -2.15  -1.22  -14.39

COLUMBUS       2.59     4.81    0.64   0.48   0.05    8.57
NORMALS        8.15     6.82    2.84   2.93   1.46   22.20  38.6
DEPARTURE     -5.56    -2.01   -2.20  -2.45  -1.41  -13.63

CONROE         5.33     5.53    0.61   0.35   0.11   11.93
NORMALS        9.49     8.58    2.97   2.94   1.47   25.57  46.7
DEPARTURE     -4.16    -3.05   -2.36  -2.59  -1.36  -13.64

CROCKETT       4.28     6.41    0.70   0.35   0.35   12.09
NORMALS        8.15     8.02    3.10   3.45   1.59   24.44  49.5
DEPARTURE     -3.87    -1.61   -2.40  -3.10  -1.24  -12.35

DANEVANG       2.40     7.90    0.37   0.05   0.00   10.72
NORMALS        8.24     6.31    2.67   2.83   0.99   21.13  50.7
DEPARTURE     -5.84    +1.59   -2.30  -2.78  -0.99  -10.41

GALVESTON      8.27     5.99    0.67   2.70   0.12   17.75
NORMALS        7.13     7.61    2.61   2.76   1.05   21.16  83.6
DEPARTURE     +1.14    -1.62   -1.94  -0.06  -0.93  - 3.41

FREEPORT       3.89     5.96    0.84   0.81   0.00   11.50
NORMALS        8.94     7.80    2.84   2.87   1.17   23.71  48.5
DEPARTURE     -5.05    -1.84   -2.00  -2.06  -1.17  -12.21

HOU HOBBY      4.82     9.94    0.34   0.78    T     15.88
NORMALS        9.80     8.03    3.01   3.19   1.43   25.46  62.3
DEPARTURE     -4.98    +1.91   -2.67  -2.41  -1.43  - 9.58

HOU IAH        2.73     8.09    0.69   0.78   0.10   12.39
NORMALS        8.69     7.37    2.98   3.36   1.44   23.84  52.0
DEPARTURE     -5.96    +0.72   -2.29  -2.58  -1.34  -11.45

HUNTSVILLE     2.59     4.85    0.37   0.07   0.08    7.96
NORMALS        9.19     8.38    3.14   3.47   1.43   25.61  31.0
DEPARTURE     -6.60    -3.53   -2.77  -3.40  -1.35  -17.65

LIVINGSTON     3.37     5.11    0.89   0.84   0.00   10.21
NORMALS        8.58     9.56    3.47   3.89   1.57   27.07  37.7
DEPARTURE     -5.21    -4.45   -2.58  -3.05  -1.57  -16.86

KATY           2.01     6.49    0.05   1.24   0.00    9.79
NORMALS        8.41     7.01    2.59   2.64   1.15   21.80  44.9
DEPARTURE     -6.40    -0.52   -2.54  -1.40  -1.15  -12.01

MADISONVILLE   1.26     3.98    0.81   0.95   0.08    7.08
NORMALS        8.42     7.43    2.83   3.24   1.30   23.22  30.5
DEPARTURE     -7.16    -3.45   -2.02  -2.29  -1.22  -16.14

MATAGORDA      2.90     5.08    0.61   0.89   0.00    9.48
NORMALS        7.91     6.20    2.81   2.54   0.98   20.44  46.4
DEPARTURE     -5.01    -1.12   -2.20  -1.65  -0.98  -10.96

NEW CANEY      6.18     9.13    0.96   0.90   0.16   17.33
NORMALS        9.40     8.62    3.31   3.96   1.56   26.85  64.5
DEPARTURE     -3.22    +0.51   -2.35  -3.06  -1.40  - 9.62

SOMERVILLE     0.91     3.57    0.41   0.08   0.00    4.97
NORMALS        7.96     6.07    2.53   2.62   1.16   20.34  24.4
DEPARTURE     -7.05    -2.50   -2.12  -2.54  -1.16  -15.37

TOMBALL        3.28     3.52    0.30   1.24   0.05    8.39
NORMALS        9.13     7.74    3.33   3.09   1.43   24.72  33.9
DEPARTURE     -5.85    -4.22   -3.03  -1.85  -1.38  -16.33

WASH ST PARK   1.17     5.05    0.66   1.08   0.00    7.96
NORMALS        8.06     6.84    2.74   3.13   1.20   21.91  36.3
DEPARTURE     -6.89    -1.79   -2.08  -2.05  -1.20  -13.95

HERE ARE SOME PARTIAL APRIL RAINFALL TOTALS FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

LOCATION       APRIL    NORM    DEP

ANAHUAC        0.02     1.43   -1.41
BAY CITY       0.01     1.24   -1.23
BAYTOWN        0.00     1.41   -1.41
CLEVELAND      0.05     1.48   -1.43
EDNA           0.06     1.20   -1.14
EL CAMPO       0.03     NA      NA
HOU NWS        0.01     1.79   -1.78
HOU WESTBURY   0.04     1.37   -1.33
LIBERTY        0.26     1.63   -1.37
MONTGOMERY     0.12     1.48   -1.36
PALACIOS       0.01     1.07   -1.06
RICHMOND       TRACE    1.43   -1.43
SUGARLAND      TRACE    1.43   -1.43
W COLUMBIA     0.05

THE LAST TIME THE HOUSTON AREA RECEIVED A SOAKING RAIN...DEFINED FOR
THIS STATEMENT AS A CALENDAR DAY WITH AN INCH OF RAIN OR MORE OCCURRED ON
JANUARY 24TH. BELOW ARE DATES WITH THE LAST TIME THESE RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OCCURRED DURING A CALENDAR DAY AT THE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES:

SITE       2.00 OR MORE     1.00 OR MORE    0.50 OR MORE

IAH        SEP  7 2010      JAN 24 2011     JAN 24 2011
HOU        JAN 24 2011      JAN 24 2011     MAR 14 2011
CLL        SEP  7 2010      JAN  9 2011     JAN  9 2011
GLS        MAR  5 2011      MAR  5 2011     MAR  5 2011

DROUGHTS AND HEAT GO HAND IN HAND. TEMPERATURES OVER THE LAST 60
DAYS HAVE BEEN VERY WARM. THE CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDED ITS WARMEST
FEBRUARY 15TH THROUGH APRIL 13TH IN RECORDED HISTORY. COLLEGE
STATION AND HOBBY AIRPORT ALSO REPORTED THEIR WARMEST PERIOD ON
RECORD. THE FIRST HALF OF APRIL IS AVERAGING 4 TO 6 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE NORMALS. EACH OF THE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES
HAS RECORDED AT LEAST ONE NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH.

HERE ARE THE FIVE WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE FOUR PRIMARY
CLIMATE SITES FROM FEBRUARY 15TH THROUGH APRIL 13TH:

          CITY OF       HOUSTON      COLLEGE      GALVESTON
          HOUSTON       HOBBY        STATION

          68.2 2011     69.3 2011    67.8 2011    68.7 1907
          67.1 1908     67.2 1972    65.6 1972    68.7 1882
          67.0 1925     66.9 2000    65.5 1911    66.9 2011
          66.3 1918     66.6 1986    65.0 1925    66.5 1925
          66.3 1911     66.0 1967    64.6 1945    66.4 2006

AS OF APRIL 12TH 2011...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWED MUCH OF THE
NORTHERN HALF OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT OR D-4.
SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE EXPANDED SOUTH AND NOW
COVER MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS EXCLUDING THE AREA AROUND GALVESTON
BAY. THERE ARE 23 COUNTIES THAT COMPRISE AN AREA REFERRED TO AS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. 13 OF THE COUNTIES ARE NOW CLASSIFIED AS
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT WITH ANOTHER FIVE COUNTIES CLASSIFIED AS EXTREME
DROUGHT.

STATEWIDE...ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THE STATE IS CLASSIFIED AS
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT WITH ABOUT 5 PERCENT OF THIS TOTAL COVERING
SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY WORSEN OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN QUITE DRY AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL REMAIN
WELL BELOW NORMAL. THE STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDICES REFLECT
D-3 AND D-4 CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL TEXAS.

BELOW IS A LIST OF COUNTIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSIFICATION AS
DESIGNATED BY THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR AS OF MARCH 29TH:

           D-4          D-3          D-2          D-1

        EXCEPTIONAL    EXTREME      SEVERE       MODERATE
          DROUGHT      DROUGHT      DROUGHT      DROUGHT

        AUSTIN         COLORADO     BRAZORIA     CHAMBERS
        BRAZOS         HARRIS       FORT BEND    GALVESTON
        BURLESON       JACKSON      MATAGORDA
        GRIMES         LIBERTY
        HOUSTON        WHARTON
        MADISON
        MONTGOMERY
        POLK
        SAN JACINTO
        TRINITY
        WALKER
        WALLER
        WASHINGTON


                 U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR CLASSIFICATIONS


BELOW IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH DROUGHT CLASSIFICATION:

D4 EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT - EXCEPTIONAL OR WIDESPREAD CROP/PASTURE LOSS
   A SHORTAGE OF WATER IN RESERVOIRS AND STREAMS CREATING
   A WATER EMERGENCY.

D3 EXTREME DROUGHT - MAJOR CROP OR PASTURE LOSSES. WIDESPREAD WATER
   SHORTAGES AND RESTRICTIONS.

D2 SEVERE DROUGHT - CROP OR PASTURE LOSSES LIKELY. SOME WATER
   SHORTAGES COMMON AND SOME WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED.

D1 MODERATE DROUGHT - SOME DAMAGE TO CROPS AND PASTURES. RESERVOIRS
   OR WELLS LOW. VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED.

D0 ABNORMALLY DRY - SHORT TERM DRYNESS. PLANT GROWTH SLOWS. MINOR
   WATER DEFICITS.


FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION...SEE EITHER (ALL LINKS IN LOWER CASE)
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/DM_STATE.HTM?TX.S OR FOR THE ENTIRE
COUNTRY SEE...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS...
AGRICULTURAL CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE! THE REGION REMAINS
VERY DRY. RANGELAND...PASTURES...HAYFIELDS AND NON-IRRIGATED TRUCK
CROPS WERE SHOWING SEVERE DROUGHT STRESS. CATTLE WERE SLOWLY
DECLINING BECAUSE OF POOR PASTURES AND SOME PRODUCERS WERE CULLING
THEIR HERDS. HAY SUPPLIERS ARE EXPECTED TO RUN SHORT OF SUPPLIES
SOON. PLANTING OF NEW FORAGES WERE PUT ON HOLD DUE TO A LACK OF
MOISTURE. STOCK WATER TANKS AND POND LEVELS WERE DROPPING
DRASTICALLY WITH SOME NEAR RECORD LOW LEVELS. WINTER WHEAT
PRODUCTION WAS POOR. TRINITY COUNTY HAS BEEN DECLARED A DISASTER
AREA DUE TO THE 2010 DROUGHT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...SEE HTTP://AGRILIFE.ORG/TODAY (ALL LOWER CASE).

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND LESS THAN NORMAL RAINFALL HAS
HELPED TO RAISE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDICES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.
VALUES BETWEEN 700 AND 800 ARE CRITICAL AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. THE
KBDI VALUES ARE RISING QUICKLY. TEN COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS
NOW EXCEED 600. IF THE AREA REMAINS RAIN FREE FOR THE NEXT SEVEN
DAYS...BURLESON...BRAZOS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES COULD HAVE KBDI
VALUES NEAR OR EXCEEDING 700. BELOW IS A TABLE WITH KBDI VALUES
(4/14/2011):

           600-700       500-600       400-500       300-400

           AUSTIN        BRAZORIA      CHAMBERS      GALVESTON
           BRAZOS        HOUSTON       FORT BEND
           BURLESON      LIBERTY       HARRIS
           COLORADO      MATAGORDA
           GRIMES        MONTGOMERY
           JACKSON       POLK
           MADISON       SAN JACINTO
           TRINITY       WALLER
           WALKER        WHARTON
           WASHINGTON

(SEE THE LINK...ALL LOWER CASE HTTP://WEBGIS.TAMU.EDU/TFS/
KBDI_DAILY/ KBDICOUNTY.PNG).

RESTRICTIONS/ACTIONS...

BURN BANS ARE COMMON ACROSS THE STATE AND 194 COUNTIES HAVE ISSUED
BURN BANS. LOCALLY...OVER 87 PERCENT OF THE COUNTIES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS HAVE ISSUED BURN BANS. COUNTIES THAT HAVE ISSUED
BURN BANS SINCE LAST WEEK INCLUDE MATAGORDA...MONTGOMERY...POLK...
HOUSTON...TRINITY AND WALLER.

ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE WEB SITE ON APRIL 13TH 2011...
(HTTP://TFSFRP.TAMU.EDU/WILDFIRES/ DECBAN.PNG)...A BURN BAN IS IN
EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

AUSTIN...BRAZOS...BRAZORIA...BURLESON...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...
GRIMES...HOUSTON...JACKSON... LIBERTY...MADISON...MATAGORDA...
MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...WALLER... WALKER...
WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT WHEN DOING ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
WHICH INVOLVE FIRE OR SPARKS...BY MAKING SURE WATER IS QUICKLY
AVAILABLE IF AN UNWANTED FIRE OR SMOLDERING BEGIN.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

SOMEHOW LAKE LIVINGSTON AND LAKE HOUSTON REMAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT
CAPACITY. RIVER LEVELS HAVE BEGUN TO DECLINE AND RESERVOIR LEVELS
WILL BEGIN TO DROP UNLESS RAIN RETURNS TO THE REGION. RESERVOIRS
LOCATED IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE REGION HAVE DROPPED AND LEVELS
ARE APPROACHING 70 PERCENT CAPACITY AT LAKE TEXANA.

     WATERSHED                   CAPACITY

LAKE LIVINGSTON                100.0 PERCENT
LAKE CONROE                     92.1 PERCENT
HOUSTON COUNTY LAKE             96.4 PERCENT
LAKE HOUSTON                    98.7 PERCENT
LAKE SOMERVILLE                 82.5 PERCENT
LAKE TEXANA                     71.2 PERCENT

WATER RESTRICTIONS...THERE ARE VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE
AT NEW WAVERLY...HUNTSVILLE AND RIVERSIDE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THERE IS ALSO MODERATE RATIONING OF WATER IN HARRIS COUNTY IN MUD
230.

IF SIGNIFICANT RAIN DOES NOT FALL SOON...RESIDENTS AND OTHER WATER
USERS IN THE DESIGNATED D3 AND D4 ZONES SHOULD PREPARE FOR SOME TYPE
OF WATER RESTRICTION.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
THERE ARE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES...ALBEIT SLIGHT...FOR RAIN OVER THE
NEXT SEVEN DAYS. THE FIRST CHANCE OF RAIN WILL BE TODAY AND FRIDAY.
INCREASING MOISTURE BENEATH A CAPPING INVERSION COULD YIELD A FEW
LIGHT SHOWERS TODAY. A COLD FRONT ON FRIDAY COULD ALSO PRODUCE A
LINE OF VERY WEAK AND SHORT LIVED SHOWERS. PALTRY RAIN AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED EACH DAY. NEXT TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THIS TROUGH WILL PROBABLY BE
TOO FAR NORTH TO BRING MUCH IN THE WAY OF RAIN TO SOUTHEAST TEXAS
BUT RAIN IS POSSIBLE IF THE SYSTEM STRENGTHENS OR MOVES A BIT
FURTHER SOUTH. THE WAY THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING LOCALLY...PLAN ON THE
DROUGHT TO CONTINUE. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WARM AND SHOULD REMAIN
ABOVE THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE NORMALS.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK ISSUED APRIL 1 2011 VALID FOR THE
PERIOD OF APRIL...MAY AND JUNE SHOWS DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO PERSIST
OR INTENSIFY.

THE NEXT DROUGHT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR AROUND APRIL 21ST
2011.

$$

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