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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
533 PM CST FRI NOV 7 2014

...SEVERE AND MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS SPREAD FARTHER SOUTH AND
WEST INTO PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS...

...THE CITY OF VICTORIA IS NOW UNDER STAGE II WATER RESTRICTIONS...

...MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING AT CORPUS CHRISTI WITH
SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS OCCURRING VICTORIA...

...A MILD EL NINO IS STILL PREDICTED FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-2015
ALTHOUGH CONFIDENCE IS DIMINISHING...

...ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL EXPECTED OVER SOUTH TEXAS FROM NOVEMBER
2014 THROUGH JANUARY 2015...


.SYNOPSIS...
OCTOBER BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL TO MOST OF SOUTH
TEXAS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE BRUSH COUNTRY...EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL BEND...AND PARTS OF THE VICTORIA
CROSSROADS AREA. MOST OF THESE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS RECEIVED NO
MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...SOME PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL BEND FARED MUCH
BETTER...RECEIVING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL (INCLUDING THE
CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI). HOWEVER...HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR A
CONVECTIVE COMPLEX MOVING DOWN ON THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 31 AND
BRINGING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL TO MUCH OF THE COASTAL
BEND...BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WOULD HAVE ALSO OCCURRED
OVER A LARGER AREA OF SOUTH TEXAS.

WHILE SOME MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL HAS BEEN RECEIVED OVER SOUTH TEXAS
EARLY IN NOVEMBER...MUCH OF THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION HAS REMAINED
SOUTH AND WEST OF THE AREAS WHERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE THE MOST
ACUTE. ALSO...ACCUMULATED RAINFALL DEFICITS OVER THESE AREAS IN
2014 REMAIN HIGH...WITH MUCH OF THE VICTORIA AREA HAVING RAINFALL
DEFICITS OF 10 INCHES OR MORE. BECAUSE OF THIS...DROUGHT
CONDITIONS DID NOT IMPROVE (AND IN FACT SPREAD A BIT FARTHER WEST)
OVER NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS. WHILE BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED OVER MUCH OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY AND RIO
GRANDE PLAINS DURING THE LAST MONTH...RAINFALL SURPLUSES OVER
PREVIOUS MONTHS KEPT THIS AREA OF SOUTH TEXAS OUT OF DROUGHT.

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID AS OF 7 AM EST
NOVEMBER 4 2014...SHOWS THE FOLLOWING DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER
SOUTH TEXAS (D4 = EXCEPTIONAL; D3 = EXTREME; D2 = SEVERE; D1 =
MODERATE; D0 = ABNORMALLY DRY). THE TERM "DROUGHT-FREE" MEANS
THERE IS NO DROUGHT STATUS OVER THE AREA. THESE COUNTIES HAVE
THE FOLLOWING DROUGHT CONDITIONS:

ARANSAS COUNTY: ALL OF THE COUNTY IS IN D1 STATUS...INCLUDING THE
CITY OF ROCKPORT.

BEE COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS HAVE SPREAD INTO NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF
THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF TULESTA...PETTUS...
NORMANNA...AND POESTA. EXCEPT FOR EXTREME WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE
COUNTY (WHICH IS IN D0 STATUS AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF
OLMOS...CLAREVILLE AND CADIZ)...THE REMAINDER OF BEE COUNTY IS IN
D1 STATUS...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF BEEVILLE...PAWNEE...
SKIDMORE...AND TYNAN.

CALHOUN COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER ALL BUT THE EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS IN D1 STATUS AND
INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF SEADRIFT...LONG MOTT...AND HEYSER).
THE COMMUNITIES OF PORT LAVACA...POINT COMFORT...AND PORT O`CONNOR
ARE IN D2 STATUS.

DUVAL COUNTY: (NO CHANGE) ALL OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-
FREE...WHICH INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF FREER AND SAN DIEGO.

GOLIAD COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ALL BUT THE SOUTHEASTERN
FIFTH OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS IN D1 STATUS AND IS IN RURAL
AREAS)...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF GOLIAD...SARCO..CHARCO AND
FANNIN.

JIM WELLS COUNTY: NEARLY ALL OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE...AND
INCLUDES THE CITIES OF PREMONT...ALICE AND ORANGE GROVE. THE
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF JIM WELLS COUNTY IS IN D0
STATUS...AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF CASA BLANCA AND SANDIA.

KLEBERG COUNTY: NEARLY ALL OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE...EXCEPT
FOR EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS IN D0
STATUS AND INCLUDE RURAL AREAS NEAR AND NORTH OF SOUTH BIRD
ISLAND). THE COMMUNITIES OF KINGSVILLE...RICARDO...RIVIERA AND
LOYOLA BEACH ARE DROUGHT-FREE.

LA SALLE COUNTY: (NO CHANGE) D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (RURAL AREAS). D0
CONDITIONS EXIST OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF THE
COUNTY AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF COTULLA AND FOWLERTON. THE
SOUTHWESTERN ONE THIRD OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE...AND
INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF ENCINAL AND ARTESIA WELLS.

LIVE OAK COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF
WHITSETT...ESSEVILLE AND NELL. MOST OF THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE
COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF ANNA
ROSE...CLEGG...MIKESKA AND DINERO. THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY
(INCLUDING A SMALL PORTION OF EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN LIVE OAK
COUNTY) IS IN D0 STATUS...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF THREE
RIVERS...GEORGE WEST...COMELIA...AND SWINNY SWITCH.

MCMULLEN COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (RURAL AREAS)...A COUPLE OF MILES NORTH OF
CALLIHAM. D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS
OF THE COUNTY...INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF CROSS AND TILDEN. THE
SOUTHEASTERN ONE THIRD OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE...AND
INCLUDES THE COMMUNITY OF LOMA ALTA.

NUECES COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER EXTREME NORTHEASTERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE CORPUS CHRISTI...ANNAVILLE...
FLOUR BLUFF...AND LAGUNA VISTA (AND BORDERING CALALLEN). EXCEPT
FOR THE EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN THIRD OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS
DROUGHT-FREE AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF DRISCOLL...BISHOP AND
AGUA DULCE)...THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY IS IN D0 STATUS. THE D0
AREA INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF ROBSTOWN...BANQUETTE...AS WELL AS
CHAPMAN RANCH.

REFUGIO COUNTY: (NO CHANGE) ALL OF THE COUNTY IS IN D1 STATUS AND
INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF REFUGIO...TIVOLI AND WOODSBORO.

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ALL BUT THE EXTREME
WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS D0 AND INCLUDES THE
COMMUNITIES OF MATHIS...SAN PATRICIO AND HUBERT). THE COMMUNITIES
OF EDROY...SINTON...TAFT...GREGORY...PORTLAND AND INGLESIDE ARE IN
D1 STATUS.

VICTORIA COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ALL BUT THE SOUTHERN 1/4
OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS IN D1 STATUS AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF
MCFADDIN). THE CITY OF VICTORIA AND THE COMMUNITIES OF
PLACEDO...MISSION VALLEY...AND INEZ ARE IN D2 STATUS.

WEBB COUNTY: (NO CHANGE) ALL OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE
INCLUDING THE CITY OF LAREDO AND THE COMMUNITIES OF LAS
TIENDAS...CALLAGHAN...RIO BRAVO...MIRANDO CITY...AGUILARES AND
BRUNI.

SEE THE DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT (LINK PROVIDED BELOW) FOR A
GRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE DROUGHT AREAS.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...


STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE BURN BAN MAP OF NOVEMBER
7...BEE AND GOLIAD COUNTIES HAVE CONTINUED THEIR BURN BAN...WITH
THE REMAINING COUNTIES NOT HAVING BURN BANS.

RESIDENTS PLANNING ON BURNING SHOULD CONTACT COUNTY OFFICIALS TO
ENSURE THAT BURNING IS ALLOWED...AND ALSO TO SEE IF ANY
RESTRICTIONS ON HOW AND WHEN TO BURN ARE IN EFFECT. IF BURNING IS
ALLOWED...BE SURE IT IS NOT DONE DURING WINDY DAYS WITH LOW
HUMIDITY...AS THIS COULD RESULT IN A FIRE WHICH COULD EASILY GET
OUT OF CONTROL.

WITH THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY OF THE CORPUS CHRISTI RESERVOIRS
BELOW 40 PERCENT...THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI REMAINS UNDER STAGE
2 WATER RESTRICTIONS. THESE RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE...

* ONE WATERING DAY PER WEEK COINCIDING WITH THE CUSTOMER`S GARBAGE
  PICK UP DAY. RESTRICTIONS FOR CORPUS CHRISTI RESIDENTS
  INCLUDE...

  - WATERING OF LANDSCAPES BY SPRINKLER IRRIGATION IS NOT ALLOWED
    BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM. USE OF HAND-HELD BUCKET OR HOSE...OR
    DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH SHUTOFF NOZZLES PERMITTED ANY TIME
    ON ANY DAY.

  - HOME CAR WASHINGS ARE TO BE DONE ONLY BY USE OF HAND-HELD
    BUCKET OR HOSE EQUIPPED WITH SHUTOFF NOZZLE. USE OF COMMERCIAL
    CAR WASHES STILL ALLOWED ANY TIME.

  - FILLING POOLS LIMITED TO DESIGNATED WATERING DAY.

  - MAINTAINING INTEGRITY OF BUILDING FOUNDATION BY USE OF DRIP
    IRRIGATION OR HAND HELD HOSE ONLY.

  - USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR IRRIGATION OF GOLF COURSES IS LIMITED
    TO DESIGNATED WATERING DAY.

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES NOT COMPLYING WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS
WILL RECEIVE A FINE UP TO 500 DOLLARS. MORE INFORMATION
CONCERNING WATER RESTRICTIONS (INCLUDING REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS
AND VARIANCES) CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER.

SIMILAR WATER RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED FOR THE CITY OF
PORTLAND THAT ARE IN EFFECT FOR CORPUS CHRISTI.

ADDITIONAL MINOR DIFFERENCES ARE OBSERVED AT PORTLAND AND
INGLESIDE. FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR THESE LOCATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT:

HTTP://PORTLANDTX.COM
HTTP://INGLESIDETX.GOV

AS OF OCTOBER 15...THE CITY OF VICTORIA HAS DROPPED ITS STAGE III
WATER RESTRICTIONS. HOWEVER...STAGE II RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN
EFFECT. DURING STAGE II RESTRICTIONS...VICTORIA RESIDENTS SHALL
ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING RULES...

- ONLY WATER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 8
  PM AND MIDNIGHT. THESE TIMES ALSO HOLD TRUE FOR RESIDENTS
  WISHING TO FILL...REFILL...OR ADD WATER TO ANY SWIMMING
  POOLS...WADING POOLS...OR JACUZZI-TYPE POOLS.

- WASH MOTOR VEHICLES...MOTORBIKES...BOATS...TRAILERS...AIRPLANES
  OR OTHER VEHICLES EITHER BETWEEN 6 AM TO 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 6
  PM TO 10 PM. WASHING VEHICLES AT A COMMERCIAL CAR WASH OR
  SERVICE STATION CAN BE DONE AT ANY TIME.

- GOLF COURSE GREENS...TEES AND FAIRWAYS CAN ONLY BE IRRIGATED
  BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 8 PM AND
  MIDNIGHT...UNLESS THE COURSE USES A WATER SOURCE OTHER THAN THAT
  PROVIDED BY THE CITY.

THE CITY OF LAREDO IS UNDER VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTIONS...WHICH
ASK FOR RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER BUT ALLOW WATERING AT ANY
TIME.

OTHER RESIDENTS IN SOUTH TEXAS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
CONTINUE TO CONSERVE WATER. WITH THE COOLER WEATHER ALREADY
HERE...GRASSES AND LANDSCAPES ARE BECOMING DORMANT. COMBINED
WITH RECENT 1 1/2 TO 4 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED IN EARLY
NOVEMBER...WATERING OF LANDSCAPES SHOULD NOT BE NEEDED FOR SOME
TIME. ALSO...ANY WATERING DURING THE NEXT FEW MONTHS SHOULD ONLY
BE DONE TO KEEP SOIL MOISTURE INTACT...AND ONLY IF ADEQUATE
RAINFALL HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

ALSO...RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD MONITOR THEIR
WATERING TO ENSURE THEIR SYSTEM IS WATERING THE LAWN AND NOT THE
SIDEWALK OR STREET. ALSO...USE A SPRINKLER WHICH MAKES LARGER
WATER DROPLETS...AND AVOID WATERING ON WINDY DAYS. FINALLY...TURN
SOAKER HOSES SO THAT THE HOLES ARE ON THE BOTTOM...FACING THE
GRASS.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN INFORMED ON ANY WATER RESTRICTIONS WHICH
MAY BE IMPOSED FOR THEIR LOCATION...AS ANY VIOLATIONS CAN RESULT
IN SIGNIFICANT FINES. MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONSERVE WATER
(AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLANS) IS FOUND ON THE CITY WEBSITES
LISTED AT THE END OF THIS STATEMENT.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HSA HAVE MAINTAINED EITHER
MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR LOCAL PUBLIC WATER
SYSTEMS (PWS). ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY (TCEQ)...HERE IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HSA (AS OF
NOVEMBER 5 2014) WHICH HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS:

REMOVED RESTRICTIONS: NONE REMOVED.

NEW/AMENDED RESTRICTIONS: NONE.

PREVIOUS RESTRICTIONS:
ARANSAS COUNTY: CITY OF ROCKPORT (STAGE 1)...COPANO HEIGHTS WATER
(STAGE 1)

BEE COUNTY: BLUEBERRY HILLS WATERWORKS (STAGE 1)...CITY OF
BEEVILLE (VOLUNTARY)

CALHOUN COUNTY: THE CITY OF POINT COMFORT (STAGE 1)...CALHOUN
COUNTY RURAL WATER SYSTEM (VOLUNTARY)

DUVAL COUNTY: FREER WCID (VOLUNTARY)

JIM WELLS COUNTY: CITY OF ALICE (STAGE 1)...ENGLISH ACRES (STAGE
3)...PAISANO MOBILE HOME PARK (STAGE 3).

KLEBERG COUNTY: CITY OF KINGSVILLE (VOLUNTARY)...TEXAS A & M
UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE (VOLUNTARY)...RICARDO WSC (STAGE 1)...KING
RANCH SANTA GERTRUDIS (VOLUNTARY)...EAST RIVIERA WSC (VOLUNTARY).

LIVE OAK: CITY OF THREE RIVERS (STAGE 1)...BUCKEYE KNOLL (STAGE
1)...OLD MARBACH SCHOOL WSC (VOLUNTARY).

NUECES COUNTY: CITY OF BISHOP (STAGE 1)...NUECES COUNTY WCID 3
(STAGE 1)...NUECES COUNTY WCID 4 (STAGE 1)..CORPUS CHRISTI NAS
(STAGE 1)...GOLDEN ACRES WATER CO (STAGE 1)...NUECES WSC (STAGE
1).

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY: CITY OF GREGORY (STAGE 2)...CITY OF MATHIS
(STAGE 1)...CITY OF ODEM (STAGE 1)...CITY OF TAFT (STAGE 1)...SAN
PATRICIO MWD (STAGE 1).

VICTORIA COUNTY: VICTORIA COUNTY WCID 1 (STAGE 1)

WEBB COUNTY: BRUNI RURAL WSC (VOLUNTARY)...MIRANDO CITY WSC
(VOLUNTARY).


AGRICULTURAL AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
THE LATEST SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY MAP VALID ON NOVEMBER 6 SHOWS
NEAR NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE (+20 MM TO - 20 MM) OVER MOST OF SOUTH
TEXAS. HOWEVER...NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA (INCLUDING
GOLIAD AND VICTORIA COUNTIES AND THE NORTHERN COASTAL COUNTIES)
HAVE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE (-20 MM TO -40 MM).
ALSO...EXTREME SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA (SOUTH OF A KINGSVILLE
TO LAREDO LINE) HAVE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE (+ 20 MM TO
+40 MM). SOIL MOISTURE PERCENTILES HAVE IMPROVED IN THE LAST
MONTH...WITH MOST AREAS IN THE 30 TO 70 PERCENTILE RANGE (AND
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA IN THE 70 TO 80
PERCENTILE RANGE). CROP MOISTURE INDICES (VALID FOR THE WEEK
ENDING NOVEMBER 1 2014)...SHOW SLIGHTLY DRY/FAVORABLY MOIST
CONDITIONS (-0.9 TO +0.9) OVER ALL OF THE HSA.

IN A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER
(WWW.EACOURIER.COM)...DROUGHT-STRICKEN FARMERS AND RANCHERS
ACROSS THE U.S. HAVE AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME TO REPLACE
LIVESTOCK AND DEFER TAX ON ANY GAINS FROM THE FORCED SALES. THIS
WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS). FARMERS AND
RANCHERS WHO...DUE TO DROUGHT...SELL MORE LIVESTOCK THAN THEY
NORMALLY WOULD MAY DEFER TAX ON THE EXTRA GAINS FROM THOSE SALES.
TO QUALIFY...THE LIVESTOCK GENERALLY MUST BE REPLACED WITHIN A
FOUR-YEAR PERIOD. THE IRS IS AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND THIS PERIOD IF
THE DROUGHT CONTINUES. THE ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE REPLACEMENT
PERIOD ANNOUNCED TODAY GENERALLY APPLIES TO CAPITAL GAINS REALIZED
BY ELIGIBLE FARMERS AND RANCHERS ON SALES OF LIVESTOCK HELD FOR
DRAFT...DAIRY OR BREEDING PURPOSES DUE TO DROUGHT. SALES OF OTHER
LIVESTOCK...SUCH AS THOSE RAISED FOR SLAUGHTER OR HELD FOR
SPORTING PURPOSES...AND POULTRY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

IN AN ARTICLE IN THE PRODUCE NEWS (WWW.PRODUCENEWS.COM)...
VEGETABLE SUPPLIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE TIGHT THROUGH
THANKSGIVING. VEGETABLE SUPPLIES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO MEET DEMAND
THROUGH THANKSGIVING BECAUSE THE DROUGHT RAVAGING CALIFORNIA (AND
OTHER STATES) HAS MOVED UP THE TIME LINE FOR HARVEST. HOWEVER...
THERE ARE NOT MANY FIELDS LEFT TO HARVEST. MANY OTHER CROPS...SUCH
AS WATERMELONS AND TOMATOES...ARE ALSO HAVING SUPPLY ISSUES
LEADING TO HIGHER PRICES.

IN A RECENT ARTICLE IN AGRILIFE TODAY...THE SUGARCANE APHID IS
HERE TO STAY IN TEXAS. SUGARCANE APHIDS CLUSTER ON THE UNDERSIDE
OF GRAIN SORGHUM LEAVES. THE PEST DECREASES YIELDS AND SECRETES A
STICKY WASTE CALLED "HONEYDEW" THAT GUMS UP COMBINE HARVESTERS.
THOUGH THE SUGARCANE APHID IS MANAGEABLE...IT IS LIKELY HERE TO
STAY IN SOUTH TEXAS AND THE REST OF THE STATE...ACCORDING TO AN
EXPERT. THE SUGARCANE APHID BECAME A PEST OF SORGHUM FOR THE FIRST
TIME IN SOUTH TEXAS IN 2013. THE SAME YEAR...OUTBREAKS OCCURRED IN
SOUTH AND EAST TEXAS...LOUISIANA...OKLAHOMA AND MISSOURI.
TODAY...THE PEST HAS BEEN REPORTED DAMAGING SORGHUM AND OTHER
CROPS IN 11 SOUTHERN STATES AND SEVERAL STATES IN MEXICO.

IN ANOTHER ARTICLE IN AGRILIFE TODAY...HIGH CORN YIELDS IN TEXAS
AND OTHER STATES ARE DRASTICALLY DROPPING PRICES AND RAISING
STOCKS. THOUGH THIS YEAR`S PREDICTED BUMPER FEED GRAINS YIELDS ARE
DRIVING DOWN PRICES FARMERS SEE...THE LONG-TERM RESULT COULD ADD
STABILITY TO WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY VOLATILE MARKET...ACCORDING TO A
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE ECONOMIST. THERE HAS BEEN A
DRAMATIC INCREASE IN PRICES OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS BECAUSE OF
INCREASED DEMAND THAT HAS LED TO LOWER STOCKS...WHICH HAS
STIMULATED GROWERS TO PLANT MORE ACRES. RECENT DROUGHTS CUT STOCKS
EVEN FURTHER...BUT THIS YEAR...BECAUSE OF A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN
PRODUCTION DUE TO RECORD YIELDS IN U.S. CORN AND SOYBEANS...THERE
HAS BEEN A REBOUND IN STOCK LEVELS.

THE TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS ACCUMULATED FROM OCTOBER 11
THROUGH NOVEMBER 4 PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

FOR THE COASTAL BEND DISTRICT:
* RECENT RAINS IMPROVED SOIL MOISTURE AND PASTURES IN PARTS OF THE
  DISTRICT. AFTER THE RAINS...ARMYWORMS WERE A PROBLEM ON BERMUDA
  GRASS PASTURES. IN SOME CASES INFESTATIONS JUSTIFIED SPRAYING.
  FORAGE PRODUCERS CONTINUED TO SCOUT FOR FALL ARMYWORMS WHILE
  EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM WHITE GRUBS FOR WHICH THERE
  WERE NO CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS.

* PRODUCERS WERE USING GROUND SPRAY RIGS AND AIRPLANES TO CONTROL
  VOLUNTEER GREEN UP COTTON. SOME PRODUCERS WERE USING
  HERBICIDES TO CONTROL BRUSH.

* CATTLE REMAINED IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION WITH PASTURES
  GREENING UP. BEEF PRODUCERS FINISHED THE FALL CATTLE-WORKING
  SESSIONS...AND WERE SELLING CULL COWS AND THE REMAINDER OF THE
  CALF CROP.

* RAIN DELAYED THE LAST OF THE COTTON HARVEST...COTTON STALK
  DESTRUCTION AND HAY HARVESTING IN MANY AREAS.

* FALL FIELDWORK...SUCH AS DISKING AND BEDDING...CONTINUED.
  PLANTING OF WINTER PASTURES BEGAN...WITH CONTINUED PLANTING
  ACTIVITY EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NOVEMBER.

* BECAUSE OF CURRENT CONDITIONS...SOME JOHNSON-GRASS FIELDS TESTED
  POSITIVE FOR PRUSSIC ACID.

* EARLY VARIETIES OF PECANS WERE BEING HARVESTED.

* SOME WERE CATCHING UP ON SOWING WHEAT AND TAKING ANOTHER CUTTING
  OF HAY. FARMERS WERE CATCHING UP ON FIELDWORK IN PREPARATION
  FOR THE 2015 SEASON.

* FALL ACTIVITIES WERE CONTINUING AT A NORMAL PACE WITH THE
  EXCEPTION OF THOSE RUSHING TO TAKE A LAST HAY CUTTING BEFORE
  FROST.

* AFTER RECENT RAINS...MOST PRODUCERS WERE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE
  NEXT GROWING SEASON BUT CONCERNED ABOUT PROJECTED LOW COMMODITY
  PRICES.


FOR THE WESTERN AREAS (CONSIDERED PART OF THE SOUTH DISTRICT):

* PEANUT HARVESTING WAS SLOWED BY THE RAIN. THE PLANTING OF WHEAT
  AND OATS WAS COMPLETED...WITH MOST OF THE CROP EMERGED.

* OVERALL...RANGELAND AND PASTURES REMAINED IN FAIR TO GOOD
  CONDITION. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CONTINUED SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING AT
  TIMES.

* IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE REGION...SEASONAL CROPS WERE DOING
  WELL. PEANUTS WERE BEING HARVESTED...HAY BALED AND WHEAT
  PLANTED. FALL ARMYWORMS WERE REPORTED ON IMPROVED BERMUDA GRASS
  PASTURES IN THE MCMULLEN COUNTY AREA. GRAZING CONDITIONS
  IMPROVED IN MANY AREAS...BUT ADDITIONAL FORAGE PRODUCTION WAS
  NEEDED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN ORDER TO HAVE ADEQUATE
  GRAZING FOR THE WINTER SEASON. CATTLE BODY CONDITION SCORES
  IMPROVED WITH MOST HERDS IN FAIR CONDITION.

* IN MCMULLEN COUNTY...FALL ARMYWORM ACTIVITY DECLINED AS
  TEMPERATURES COOLED. RANGELAND AND PASTURE CONDITIONS REMAINED
  MIXED...FAIR IN SOME AREAS AND DROUGHT-STRESSED IN OTHERS. CATTLE
  BODY CONDITION SCORES REMAINED FAIR.

* IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION...FALL ARMYWORMS CONTINUED
  INVADING MANY PASTURES IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES. RANGELAND
  AND PASTURES WERE OTHERWISE IN GOOD TO FAIR CONDITION. OAK TREES
  APPEARED TO BE SLOWLY RECOVERING FROM THE DROUGHT. LANDOWNERS
  CONTINUED TO SUPPLEMENT WILDLIFE AND CATTLE.

* IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE REGION...ALL SUMMER CROPS WERE
  HARVESTED EXCEPT FOR BERMUDA GRASS HAY. PRODUCERS CONTINUED
  IRRIGATING COOL-SEASON CROPS...INCLUDING SOME FALL SORGHUM AND
  SUDAN FOR HAY PRODUCTION. SPINACH AND CABBAGES PROGRESSED WELL.
  PECAN HARVESTING WAS VERY ACTIVE. OVERALL...RANGELAND AND
  PASTURES WERE IN GOOD CONDITION. FIELD PREPARATIONS FOR NEXT
  SEASON`S CROPS CONTINUED.

* WEBB COUNTY GROWERS WERE PLANTING WINTER OATS. LIVESTOCK
  PRODUCERS CONTINUED SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING AND WERE STOCKING UP ON
  HAY FOR THE WINTER. SOME PRODUCERS WERE REBUILDING HERDS.
  HOWEVER...THE RESTOCKING PROCESS WAS PROCEEDING SLOWLY DUE TO
  THE HIGH COSTS OF REPLACEMENTS.

* ALSO IN THE WESTERN REGION...STOCK-TANK WATER SUPPLIES REMAINED
  GOOD WITH LOW EVAPORATION RATES...AND RANCHERS CONTINUED TRYING
  TO REBUILD HERDS.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
ACCORDING TO THE 5 DAY AVERAGE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS
INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON NOVEMBER 6...THERE IS A
LOW FIRE DANGER OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS. THE FIRE DANGER HAS
DECREASED DUE TO THE RECENT RAIN...COOL TEMPERATURES...AND HIGH
HUMIDITY.

THE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ALSO ALLOWED THE COUNTY AVERAGED
KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDICES TO REMAIN LOW ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF
THE HSA. ONLY LA SALLE COUNTY HAD A COUNTY AVERAGE KBDI VALUE
ABOVE 400. AS OF NOVEMBER 7...THE FOLLOWING KBDI AVERAGES WERE
OBSERVED:

 0 TO 200:  CALHOUN...REFUGIO...ARANSAS...SAN PATRICIO...NUECES...
            KLEBERG AND WEBB COUNTIES.

200 TO 300: JIM WELLS...DUVAL...VICTORIA...LIVE OAK AND BEE
            COUNTIES.

300 TO 400: MCMULLEN AND GOLIAD COUNTIES.

400 TO 500: LA SALLE COUNTY.

500 TO 600: NONE.

600 TO 700: NONE.

700 TO 800: NONE.

WITH COOLER WEATHER FORECAST...AND THE POSSIBILITY FOR MORE
RAINFALL DURING THE COMING WEEKS...HOPEFULLY KBDI VALUES WILL NOT
RETURN TO HIGH LEVELS FOR SOME TIME.


RIVER AND HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS.
RECENT RAINFALL HAS HELPED TO BRING SOME RIVER LEVELS TO NEAR IF
NOT ABOVE NORMAL VALUES. ACCORDING TO THE USGS STREAMFLOW MAP ON
NOVEMBER 7...RIVER AND CREEK LEVELS ARE NOW ABOVE NORMAL AT THE
ATASCOSA AND ARANSAS RIVERS...AS WELL AS PLACEDO...OSO...AND SAN
CASIMIRO CREEKS. HOWEVER...LEVELS REMAIN WELL BELOW NORMAL ON THE
GUADALUPE RIVER...COLETO CREEK...MISSION RIVER...AND THE FRIO AND
NUECES RIVERS WEST OF CHOKE CANYON DAM. SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
FLOWS WERE OBSERVED ON THE RIO GRANDE.

FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER AT VICTORIA RANGED BETWEEN 4 AND 4.5
FEET (121 CFS TO 199 CFS...RESPECTIVELY) FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS
IN NOVEMBER...BUT HAVE RECENTLY RISEN TO BETWEEN 4.5 (199 CFS) AND
5 FEET (288 CFS). ALTHOUGH THIS IS STILL A WELL BELOW NORMAL RIVER
LEVEL...AT LEAST FLOWS HAVE RISEN ABOVE THE 150 CFS AMOUNT (ABOUT
4.2 FEET) NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF VICTORIA TO OBTAIN WATER FROM
THE RIVER.

ALTHOUGH WIDESPREAD RAINFALL HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN THE CORPUS
CHRISTI WATERSHED OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS...NEARLY ALL OF THE RAIN
WAS LIGHT OR MODERATE...AND WAS CONTINUOUS IN NATURE. THIS
RESULTED IN LIMITED RUN OFF (AND PROBABLE DEEP SOIL PERCOLATION).
THUS...A SIGNIFICANT RESERVOIR RECHARGE WILL PROBABLY NOT OCCUR
FOR CHOKE CANYON DAM OR LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI. AS OF NOVEMBER
6...THE LEVEL AT CHOKE CANYON DAM WAS AT 192.9 FEET (26.1 PERCENT
CAPACITY)...WITH LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI AT 86.4 FEET (51.2 PERCENT
CAPACITY). THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI
WATER SUPPLY WAS AT 32.9 PERCENT...WHICH IS 1.0 PERCENTAGE POINT
LOWER THAN ON OCTOBER 4.

SINCE THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER...LAKE TEXANA FELL 1.1 FEET TO
40.1 FEET (78.3 PERCENT CAPACITY).

AS OF NOVEMBER 7...THE LEVEL AT COLETO CREEK WAS 93.81
FEET...WHICH IS 0.35 FEET LOWER THAN THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER.

CANYON DAM FELL 0.67 FEET SINCE THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER...WITH
THE CURRENT LEVEL AT 897.22 FEET (76 PERCENT CAPACITY).

FINALLY...SINCE OCTOBER 10...THE LEVEL AT LAKE AMISTAD ROSE FROM
1083.13 FEET TO 1085.43 FEET (49 PERCENT)...OR 2.3 FEET.

ALTHOUGH A MINOR RECHARGE OF THE RESERVOIRS IS EXPECTED OVER THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...RESERVOIRS WILL ONCE AGAIN BEGIN TO FALL
THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR (ALBEIT MORE SLOWLY DUE TO LOWER WATER
DEMAND IN THE COOLER WEATHER). HOPEFULLY...WIDESPREAD HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL OBSERVED ACROSS THE WATERSHED SOMETIME IN THE NEXT
SEVERAL MONTHS.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
AS STATED IN THE SYNOPSIS...OCTOBER WAS A DRY MONTH OVER MOST OF
SOUTH TEXAS...WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE...SINCE OCTOBER FROM A
CLIMATOLOGY STANDPOINT IS ONE OF THE WETTER MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR
SOUTH TEXAS. MOST OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY AND RIO GRANDE PLAINS
RECEIVED LESS THAN 1 INCH OF RAIN DURING OCTOBER...WHICH
GENERALLY RANGED BETWEEN 25 AND 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL FOR
THE MONTH. MOST OF VICTORIA...GOLIAD...ARANSAS...CALHOUN AND
NORTHERN BEE COUNTY SAW BETWEEN 50 AND 75 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL
RAINFALL DURING OCTOBER (WITH MOST OF THESE AREAS RECEIVING LESS
THAN 2 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING OCTOBER). PORTIONS OF THE
COASTAL BEND (MAINLY NUECES AND SAN PATRICIO COUNTIES) RECEIVED
ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR OCTOBER...MAINLY DUE TO CONVECTIVE LINE
ON HALLOWEEN MORNING...WHICH BROUGHT THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
RAINFALL TO THAT AREA. FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...RAINFALL
IN OCTOBER WAS 5.63 INCHES IN CORPUS CHRISTI (1.99 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL)...BUT ONLY 0.48 INCHES IN LAREDO (1.73 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL) AND 1.84 INCHES AT VICTORIA (2.80 INCHES BELOW NORMAL).

ON TOP OF THE BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS
DURING OCTOBER...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL FOR
ESSENTIALLY ALL OF THE HSA. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR CORPUS CHRISTI...3.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL AT VICTORIA...AND 3.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT LAREDO.

FORTUNATELY...THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS OF NOVEMBER HAVE BROUGHT
WIDESPREAD BENEFICIAL RAINFALL TO SOUTH TEXAS. SO FAR THIS
MONTH...MOST AREAS HAVE RECEIVED BETWEEN 1 1/2 AND 4 INCHES OF
RAIN (EXCEPT FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF LA SALLE...MCMULLEN AND
LIVE OAK COUNTIES WHICH SAW SLIGHTLY LOWER AMOUNTS). STILL...AS OF
6 AM NOVEMBER 7...ALL AREAS HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 300 PERCENT
OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THIS TIME IN NOVEMBER.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS
THROUGH NOVEMBER 6...IN 2014...AND THE FOR THE 2015 WATER YEAR
WHICH OCTOBER 1 2014. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES...RAINFALL
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE SHOWN IN PARENTHESIS:

                                                 2015 WATER YEAR
                    THRU NOV 6          2014       10/01/2014 -
                                                   11/06/2014

CORPUS CHRISTI     1.73 (+1.21)    27.21  (-1.27)   7.36 (+3.20)

VICTORIA           2.61 (+1.83)    26.06 (-10.39)   4.45 (-0.97)

LAREDO AIRPORT     1.57 (+1.27)    15.43  (-3.00)   2.05 (-0.46)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE 2014 PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL
RAINFALL THROUGH NOVEMBER 6 ARE: 95.5 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...
71.5 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 83.7 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2015 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES THROUGH NOVEMBER 6 2014 ARE:
177.0 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...82.1 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND
81.7 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) CONTINUES TO HAVE THEIR EL-
NINO WATCH IN EFFECT. CPC FORECASTS A 58 PERCENT CHANCE OF EL NINO
DURING THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC WINTER...WITH THE EL NINO FAVORED
TO LAST INTO THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC SPRING OF 2015. AT THIS
TIME...A WEAK EL-NINO IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

MOST MODELS PREDICT PREDICT EL-NINO TO DEVELOP BY THE END OF
2014...AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY 2015. HOWEVER...THE ONGOING LACK
OF CLEAR ATMOSPHERIC-OCEAN COUPLING ALONG WITH DIMINISHING MODEL
CONFIDENCE THAT EL NINO WILL FULLY MATERIALIZE HAS DECREASED
CONFIDENCE IN THE EVENT OCCURRING (BY DEFINITION...TEMPERATURE
ANOMALIES OF 0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS OR MORE MUST OCCUR IN THE 3.4
NINO REGION FOR AT LEAST 5 OVERLAPPING CONSECUTIVE 3 MONTH
INTERVALS MUST BE PRESENT FOR AN OFFICIAL EL-NINO). THIS IS
DESPITE THE FACT THAT EQUATORIAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES HAVE
REMAINED ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS MOST OF THE PACIFIC FOR SEVERAL
WEEKS NOW.

THE OCEANIC NINO INDEX (ONI) IS BASED ON SST DEPARTURES FROM
AVERAGES IN THE NINO 3.4 REGION...AND IS THE PRINCIPAL MEASURE FOR
MONITORING...ASSESSING AND PREDICTING ENSO. THE MOST RECENT ONI
VALUE (JULY 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2014) WAS 0.0 DEGREES CELSIUS (WITHIN
THE ENSO-NEUTRAL RANGE OF -0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS TO +0.5 DEGREES
CELSIUS). STILL...MODEL CONSENSUS PREDICTS A WEAK EL-NINO TO DEVELOP
BY THE END OF 2014.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH
NOVEMBER 14) IS AS FOLLOWS. NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH MONDAY NOVEMBER 10. THERE IS A CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS ON TUESDAY ALONG AND NEAR A STRONG COLD FRONT. AVERAGE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE 1/4 INCH OR LESS. NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL
IS EXPECTED NOVEMBER 11 THROUGH NOVEMBER 14.

THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH
NOVEMBER 14) IS AS FOLLOWS. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE NOVEMBER 8 AND NOVEMBER 9...BEFORE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OCCUR ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 AND TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 11. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES TO SOUTH TEXAS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12 THROUGH FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 14.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...VALID FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 15 THROUGH
NOVEMBER 21...CALLS FOR GREATER PROBABILITIES FOR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE NOVEMBER 2014 RAINFALL OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON OCTOBER 31...CALLS
FOR A GREATER CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER ALL OF SOUTH
TEXAS (WHICH OF COURSE LOOKS QUITE PROMISING AT THIS TIME).

THE NOVEMBER 2014 TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...ALSO ISSUED ON OCTOBER
31...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/BELOW/ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

WITH EL-NINO (OR AT LEAST NEAR EL-NINO) CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP BY THE END OF 2014...THE THREE MONTH RAINFALL AND
TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS FOR NOVEMBER 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 2015 SHOWS
A GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS.

THE NOVEMBER 2014 DROUGHT OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON OCTOBER 31...CALLS
FOR THE DROUGHT TO BE REMOVED...OR AT LEAST ALLEVIATED...OVER THE
DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS...WITH MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS LIKELY
REMAINING OVER THE ON-GOING SEVERE DROUGHT AREAS. THE DROUGHT IS
NOT FORECAST TO SPREAD ELSEWHERE.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH JANUARY 31 2015 (AND
ISSUED ON OCTOBER 16 2014)...CALLS FOR DROUGHT REMOVAL LIKELY
OVER NEARLY ALL OF THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS...WITH THE DROUGHT
POSSIBLY REMAINING (BUT CONDITIONS IMPROVING) OVER PORTIONS OF
VICTORIA AND CALHOUN COUNTIES. THERE IS NO MENTION OF DROUGHT
DEVELOPING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE HSA.

FINALLY...THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK VALID THROUGH THE END OF
FEBRUARY 2015 CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS
OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN 2/3 OF THE HSA...WITH NEAR NORMAL SOIL
CONDITIONS OVER THE NORTHEASTERN 1/3 OF SOUTH TEXAS.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED IN EARLY
DECEMBER 2014.


RELATED WEB SITES...
NWS CORPUS CHRISTI DROUGHT PAGE:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/CRP/DROUGHT.HTML

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)...
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES DROUGHT AND SOIL MOISTURE
OUTLOOKS...DROUGHT ARCHIVES AND TEMPERATURE/RAINFALL OUTLOOKS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/MONITOR.HTML

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES ONLY TEXAS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM_STATE.HTM?TX,S

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

TEXAS DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...
HTTP://WWW.TXWIN.NET/MONITORING/METEOROLOGICAL/DROUGHT/INDICES.HTM

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER...
HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD DROUGHT WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/DROUGHT/

VEGETATION DROUGHT RESPONSE INDEX
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU.VEGDRI/VEGDRI_MAIN.HTM?EV

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX (SPI)...
HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/SPI/SPI.HTML

AGNEWS: TEXAS A & M AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM (CROP AND WEATHER REPORT)...
HTTP://TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

TEXAS INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC)...
HTTP://WWW.TAMU.EDU/TICC/

TEXAS BURN BANS...HTTP://TFSFRP.TAMU.EDU/WILDFIRES/DECBAN.PNG

TEXAS KBDI...HTTP://WEBGIS.TAMU.EDU/TFS/KBDI_DAILY/KBDICOUNTY.PNG

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (WATER RESTRICTIONS):
WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/DRINKINATER/TROT/LOCATION.HTML

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER DEPARTMENT...
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER CONSERVATION
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/ASSETS/DEPARTMENTS/WATER/FILES/WATERCONSERVATIONPLAN.PDF

VICTORIA WATER CONSERVATION:
WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG/PIO/PDFS/WATERSAVINGMETHODS.PDF

LAREDO WATER RESTRICTIONS AND CONSERVATION...
WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US/UTILITIES05/ORDINANCE/2009_ORDINANCE.PDF

CITY OF VICTORIA WEB SITE...WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG

CITY OF LAREDO WEB SITE...WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US

CITY OF PORTLAND WEB SITE...WWW.PORTLANDTX.COM

TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS...WWW.TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
NWS...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/
USGS...HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
IBWC...HTTP://IBWC.STATE.GOV/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED
FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
SERVICES...THE USDA...USACE AND USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION
STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
426 PINSON DRIVE
CORPUS CHRISTI TX 78406
PHONE: 361-289-0959
SR-CRP.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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GW





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