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Drought becoming a serious threat for Galveston County - The Galveston County Daily News : Weather Watch

October 25, 2014

Drought becoming a serious threat for Galveston County

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:16 pm

A very dry spring and an intermediate-term outlook that offer little hope for much precipitation is raising severe drought risk for Galveston County as we move towards summer.

Galveston has received only 5.57 inches of rain since Jan. 1, which is less than 33 percent of what would be expected during the first five and one-half months of the year. League City has fared a little better with 8.12 inches of rain recorded since Jan. 1, but that is still less than 50 percent of what we would normally expect. As it stands, Galveston has had the driest Jan. 1 through May 15 since 2006.

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