Starting 2014 Drought-FreeFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
After three years, Brazos Valley is officially out of the drought.
State Climatologist and A&M professor John Nielsen-Gammon says in 2013, Easterwood Airport measured 39 inches of rain, which is only half an inch under the average.
Nielsen-Gammon says for the first time since December of 2010, less than half of Texas is in drought, with the Brazos Valley pretty much caught up.
He says only a few pockets in the Brazos valley still have issues, including the area west of Brenham and Lake Somerville.
Nielsen-Gammon says he feels hopeful about the new year, and thinks a possible El Nino next winter could continue to help Texas receive rain and cooler weather.
Click below to listen to State Climatologist and A&M professor John Nielsen-Gammon visit with WTAW’s Kat McMullen.JohnNielsenGammon123013.mp3
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