U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought
10:43 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Texas Falls Deeper Into Drought

Cornfield near Taylor, northeast of Austin on 7-23-12
therealjoeo Flickr

For the first time in more than a month, parts of Texas are back under exceptional drought. That's according to the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Drought
9:49 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

On Drought, Texas to Nation: We Know How You Feel

Corn crop in Iowa - July
WxMom Flickr

While it isn’t a repeat of last year - one of the worst Texas has ever seen - drought conditions are abundant in 2012. But it’s the nation as a whole who is experiencing its worst drought in decades.

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July 4
8:02 am
Fri June 29, 2012

July 4 revelers encouraged to have fun, but be cautious

Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Despite a region free of burn bans in Texas this Fourth of July holiday, emergency officials ask you be vigilant of the risks associated with fireworks. 

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