Region now categorized 'severe' down from 'exceptional'
Lubbock’s drought isn’t “exceptional” any more.
The U.S. Drought Monitor has downgraded drought conditions in the region to “severe.”
What a difference the early summer rains have made.
Including the roughly half an inch that fell Tuesday morning, Lubbock has received 11.34 inches of rainfall to date. That’s the most since a storm system blew through over the Memorial Day weekend two months ago. Before the holiday, Lubbock and most of the Panhandle were in an exceptional drought.
The 11.34 inches the Hub City has gotten since Jan.