Drought Information for West Central Texas


Current Drought Conditions

US Drought Monitor

For a detailed explanation of the map, click on the image below.
Drought Intensity Legend

 

 

 

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a weekly collaborative effort among the following partners:

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and
National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

Local Drought Conditions

US Drought Monitor

The map above is produced by NDMC and shows the current drought conditions across Texas. Click on the map to go to the U.S. Drought Monitor web page for Texas.

 

 
Local Drought Related Information

Some of the Local Information files are in pdf format

PDF files may be viewed using the freely available Adobe Reader 

 West Central Texas - Drought Information Statement
Latest Statement:
Text Version

 Local Drought Status and Outlook

Current Hydrologic Drought Conditions

  Click on images below to view and download current rainfall and lake level status.

                                        

 

                                        

  

 

 

 2011 Drought Images

 

Join CoCoRaHS - Volunteer Weather Observer Network

 

  Additional Links:

National Integrated Drought Information System
Keetch-Byram Drought Index
Drought Impact Reporter
Climate Prediction Center Drought Information
Texas Agricultural Drought Task Force
Palmer Drought Index

 


 Precipitation Analysis

Precipitation Analysis

The National Weather Service Precipitation Analysis page graphically shows the short-term observed and climatic trends of precipitation across the lower 48 United States (CONUS) and Puerto Rico. Click on the image above to access the map. Various time spans are available from 24 hours to a year. Durations beyond 1 day also have Normal, Departure from Normal, and Percent of Normal available for viewing. Once the page is loaded, click on the map to zoom into states or select a Weather Forecast Office (WFO) from a list.

Additional Precipitation Data
NWS Hourly Precipitation Analysis
Standardized Precipitation Index
Rainfall Frequency Atlas Maps


 Climate and Outlook Information

The National Weather Service climate services consist of real-time monitoring, forecasting products and services, models and technology (model output), observations, and public education and outreach.

Local Climate Data

The local Climate Page includes daily climate reports, daily weather statistics, weather related records, daily temperature and precipitation summaries, etc. Click on the image below to go to the climate page.
Local Climate Web Page

The Additional Local Climate Page provides local weather extremes and records, holiday weather, COOP data, area climate summaries and much more. Click on the image below to go to the additional climate information page.
Additional Climate Information

Climate Summary Maps

The High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) produce the daily Current Climate Summary Maps using data from the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS). Stations used are from the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Network (COOP), and the Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN). Click on the image below to go to the HPRCC Current Climate Summary Maps.

Current Climate Summary Maps

 

 

Outlook Information

The Climate Prediction and Variability Page contains maps of the 8-14 day forecasts for temperature and precipitation, a map of the latest U.S. Hazards Assessment, along with numerous additional links related to climate prediction and variability. 

Climate Prediction Center

One-Month Temperature and Precipitation Outlook
One Month Temperature Outlook One Month Precipitation Outlook

Three-Month Temperature and Precipitation Outlook
Three Month Temperature Outlook Three Month Precipitation Outlook

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
US Seasonal Drought Outlook

El Niño/La Niña Information
CPC El Nino


Fire Weather Information

 The Texas Forest Service (TFS) displays the Texas Outdoor Burn Bans and Local Disaster Declarations Map as a public service. The county burn bans are established by County Judges and or County Commissioner's Courts. Click on the image below to see the current outdoor burn ban map. 

Texas Burn Ban Map

 

The Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TICC) website provides the fire community with easily accessible information for daily operations. 

TICC Situation Report 

The Texas Forest Service Fuel Dryness Map is diplayed below. Click on the image below to enlarge.

Fuel Dryness Map

 

For the NWS San Angelo Fire Weather Web Page click on the image below.

Fire picture


Agricultural Information

Ag photo

The Climate Prediction Center's U.S. Soil Moisture Monitoring web site provides most recent day, monthly and 12 months calculated soil moisture, anomalies and percentiles. Click on the image below to go to the series of soil moisture maps.

Soil Moisture Anomalies

The Climate Prediction Center also provides Topsoil Moisture Monitoring Maps and a Crop Moisture Index Map

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides assistance for losses that result from drought. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) produces a Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) every two weeks during the growing seasons. The VegDRI calculations integrate satellite-based observations of vegetation conditions, climate data, and other biophysical information such as land cover/land use type, soil characteristics, and ecological setting.

The NDMC also produces a new experimental tool call the Vegetation Outlook (VegOut) that provides future outlooks of general vegetation conditions. VegOut integrates climate information and satellite-based observations of current vegetation conditions with oceanic index data and other biophysical information about the environment (i.e., land cover type, irrigation status, soils, and ecological setting) to produce 1-km2 resolution maps of projected general vegetation conditions into the future.

The AgriLIFE Research & Extension Center at San Angelo provides resources to west central Texas farmers and ranchers to make agriculture more productive. Click on the image below to go to their web site.

Texas A&M AgriLIFE

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides assistance for losses that result from drought. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.

Click here for the Texas FSA Home Page.


Hydrologic Information

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides a Water Watch map of Texas to show current water resources conditions. Click on the image below to go to the USGS Texas Water Watch web page. 

USGS Water Watch Map

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) maintains a list of all major reservoirs in Texas that shows percentage full, the conservation pool elevation and the most current USGS lake elevation values

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) provides information on drought and impacts to water supply systems. Click on the image below for the TCEQ Drought and Public Water Systems web page.

Public Water Supply Map

 

For the NWS San Angelo Monthly Reservoir Comparisons click on the image below.

Monthly Reservoir Comparisons

For the NWS San Angelo Daily River and Reservoir Summary click on the image below. (Gage heights and pool elevations are courtesy of USGS).

Daily River and Reservoir Summary


Local Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this drought information web page, please contact:

National Weather Service

7654 Knickerbocker Road

San Angelo, Texas 76904

Phone: 325-944-9445

Email:nws.sanangelo@noaa.gov

 


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