Monday, May 26, 2014

Rain Easing West Texas Drought Conditions

It's been many years since residents of West Texas have seen huge amounts of rain fall where they live, but over the next week to ten days significant rainfall is expected to arrive. It's not just farmers and ranchers who are suffering out west, but major cities like Lubbock are finding themselves facing terrible water shortage problems in the near future - if this drought does not break soon. Late yesterday, I pulled up the weather radar for the entire State of Texas and much to my delight I saw heavy rains falling in locations where little precipitation has been seen in many years. The bad news is there will not be enough rainfall over the next few days to erase a decade of below average precipitation. However, the good news is that anything is better than nothing and I'm sure God is being praised in many parts of West Texas right now.