drought el nino

Texas Water Development Board’s “Water Weekly”

The weekly drought update shows little change in statewide conditions, with Central Texas still in moderate to severe drought. When it comes to a wetter, cooler “El Niño” weather pattern returning — we need our patience. The rain-making effects of El Niño are not felt in Texas until October or November. While we are expecting a slow transition out of the hot, dry summer during the month of September, we’ll have to wait until later in the fall for chances of serious drought relief.