Due to the recent lack of rain, drought continues to expand across Texas.
The latest drought monitor shows expanding drought across much of Texas. Forty-five percent of the state is currently experiencing drought conditions.
Moderate drought conditions have increased near Austin and San Antonio. Both locations had well below average rainfall during the month of October.
Just to the west of San Antonio, extreme to exceptional drought now extends from Medina to Maverick counties. Meanwhile, much of the Hill Country is suffering from moderate to severe drought.
Burn bans remain in effect across 88 counties across the state.
As dry conditions continue, fire danger remains elevated across much of the state.
Unfortunately, drought conditions look to continue through the upcoming winter. NOAA’s 2020-2021 winter outlook expects La Nina to set up allowing for drought to expand across the state.