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Drought Update For North Texas

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Larry Mowry
Larry joined the CBS 11 Storm Team in January 2008 from CBS affil...
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No big improvement or worsening of the drought in the past 7 days.  Most of North Texas remains in a drought.  Below is the map showing the different classifications of drought.  Areas in the moderate drought (light peach color) thru the darker reds are considered to be in a drought.

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Below is a comparison as to how the latest update compares to last week.

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RAINFALL

So far at DFW we have seen 17.35″ of rain this year.  That is a deficit of 4.90″.  No rain in the forecast just more triple digit heat.

7-DAY FORECAST