Central Texas slips back into abnormally dry conditions

For the first time since November 3rd of 2015, Central Texas is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. This comes after 36 straight days with no rainfall. This area had a roller coaster of drought in 2015, with two extreme flood events in May and October, along with two extreme dry periods during the late summer and early fall. The state was declared drought-free twice: once in July and again in December. Abnormally dry conditions are not technically considered a form of drought. Usually these indicate long-term low soil moisture. In this region, abnormally dry conditions can be an indicator of an increased risk…