As darkened skies pour down over Central Texas, we thought it would be a good time to give you some helpful information about the current state of our drought conditions. Will this rain end the drought? Will it even make a dent? KVUE Meteorologist Albert Ramon gave us these important points to think about during the deluge:
Albert's Weather Trivia - 1/8/13
- According to the Climate Prediction Center, we would need 8.07” to end the drought.
- All of Central Texas remains under a severe drought.
- 96 percent of the state is considered to be abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions. This time last year, 100 percent of the state was considered abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions.
- Lake Buchanan is 43 percent full, or 19.5 feet below its historic January average. Lake Travis is 40 percent full, or 37.6 feet below its historic January average.
So it looks like we're going to need quite a bit of rain to dig ourselves out of this drought and fill up the local lakes. Let's hope the next few months bring us even more of the wet stuff.
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