Drought extends beyond Texas

September 4, 2013

Everyone around here knows about our years-long Texas drought. But other states are suffering, too.

Like…Hawaii?

Yes, all five major Hawaiian islands are either in “persistent/intensifying” droughts or are in what NOAA calls the “development” stage.

In fact, the Big Island is in the same lack of rain status as Central Texas. Parts of Maui and Lanai are also in the persistent range.

Here in North Texas, we are in the “drought remains but improves” category. That extends in an arc eastward to Louisiana and south to Houston.

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