Rain relieves SE Texas drought conditions

Published On: Jan 17 2013 05:53:42 PM CST

Good news!  It's rained 12 of 17 days this month and that has improved our drought conditions.  At the start of the month all of the southeast Texas was in a moderate or severe drought, but now only our western counties are in a moderate drought. 

What a difference a week makes.  The overall drought went from 87 percent to 74 percent statewide.  The extreme to exceptional drought went from 35 percent to 21 percent.