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Texas A&M Expert: Drought has returned to Texas

Texas A&M Expert: Drought Has Returned To Texas

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says drier and warmer conditions over much of the state could last until spring.

October is usually one of the wettest months in Texas, but many parts of the state received little or no rain during the period. The situation is especially bad in West Texas: In the past six months in Midland, only 1.45 inches of rain have been recorded, breaking a 69-year-old record by an inch, according to figures from the State Climatologist’s office at Texas A&M University.

In short, drought has returned to Texas — more than three quarters of the state is now in drought for the first time in over six years.

Read more from Keith Randall with Texas A&M Today here.