Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: An isolated shower or thunderstorm remains possible in the hot and humid air this Saturday, the 4th. Same for Sunday...although NOT a wash-out either day!
HOUSTON (April 1, 2014) Large areas of Texas have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry, the Texas Water Development Board said Tuesday.
The extreme conditions have spread to a quarter of the state based on the information released by the National Drought Mitigation Center, which is almost double the area that faced those conditions last week, the board said.
Nearly the entire Texas Panhandle and a swathe of Central Texas are in extreme drought.
Pockets of the Panhandle and a chunk of north-central Texas register as "exceptional," the worst level of drought recorded by the center.
Other areas are either abnormally dry or in a lower-level of drought.
Spring is normally a wet season in chunks of Texas, but much of the state has so far seen little rainfall.