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Drought Information



With La Niña expected to prevail throughout the winter,
drought conditions are likely to persist or worsen into early 2023.


U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook


Current Drought Conditions


U.S. Drought Monitor


U.S. Drought Monitor - North and Central Texas


U.S. Drought Monitor - Texas


Fire Danger


Freezing temperatures have sent warm season vegetation into dormancy.  These dry grasses will remain conducive to fire initiation and spread throughout the cold season.  The days of greatest concern for grassfires are those that are sunny and warm with low humidity, especially if it is also breezy.  Although many outdoor burn bans have been discontinued across North and Central Texas, it is still important to be vigilant about fire usageAvoid open flames near dry vegetation, and assure all coals and embers are fully extinguished.


Texas Outdoor Burn Bans

Keetch-Byram Drought Index

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index is a drought statistic specifically designed to assess fire danger.



 Drought Links


 National Integrated Drought Information System

 National Drought Mitigation Center

  Drought Impact Reporter

  Precipitation Estimates

  Lake Levels