Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rainfall Recap for February

After getting the year off to a wet start, we dried out considerably in the month of February.

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, we still only received 0.76" of rain at the Angelina County Airport, just south of Lufkin.

We typically average a little over three inches in the month of February, which gave us a deficit for the month of -2.41".

For the year, however, we are still hanging on to a surplus, albeit, it is not much of one. Of the 7.90" of rain we have received in the first two months of 2011, 7.14" of it came in the month of January.

Right now we have a rain surplus of only 0.28". If we go another week without any significant rainfall, we will have a deficit on our hands. Remember, we ended 2010 with a deficit of over sixteen inches.

As a result, severe to extreme drought conditions still persist across East Texas.