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2011 sees records set, broken


2011 sees records set, broken
Wildfires consumed more than 3 million acres in Texas in 2011.


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January 4, 2012
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For the third time in four years, Texas farmers and ranchers faced yet another drought, this on the heels of a bumper crop in 2010. With a very strong La Niña pattern in the Pacific, the period from October 2010 until May 31, 2011, soon became the driest eight-month period on record. The 2011 dry spell, according to State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, is the “most severe one-year drought on record.” The National Weather Service recorded it as the second-worst drought in Texas history. But more records were soon broken.  . . .

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