This month will go into the record books as the driest January in Galveston County since 2009. It will also mark the third consecutive month with below normal rainfall, despite a couple of cold, wet spells with rain and freezing precipitation. Galveston will finish the month with a 1.36-inch rainfall total (2.84 inches less than normal) League City is even drier with a 0.78 inches total rainfall (a 3.690-inch deficit).
Not surprisingly, moderate drought conditions have crept back into the county with abnormally dry conditions throughout most of southeast Texas. Considering that February, March and April are the three driest months of the year along the upper Texas coast, we need to get some decent rainfall soon to prevent a worsening of the developing drought.