The latest Drought Monitor, released Wednesday, November 27th, shows a vast improvement for the Brazos Valley drought. Parts of the area -- along with East and Southeast Texas -- have removed drought conditions completely.
As of Thursday, November 28th, Bryan / College Station had officially received 4.57" of rainfall. When combined with the rest of the rain in 2013, Easterwood Airport had picked up 38.59" -- 1.98" over the average for late November.
The Northern, Southern, and Eastern Brazos Valley rebounded with enough rainfall to completely erase any type of drought classification.
Most of the Central and Western Brazos Valley -- including Bryan / College Station -- is classified as "Abnormally Dry" (yellow). That said, should we continue with a rainy pattern into December, that will likely be taken away as well.
It is important to note that parts of Washington, Burleson, and Lee Counties are still listed as being in a "Moderate Drought" (tan). While rainfall has been plentiful there, as well, low stock ponds are still signs that this corner of the Brazos Valley has not been as waterlogged as the rest of the area.
Further drought removal is anticipated by the Climate Prediction Center: