“We’re calling on God again to come, to visit our dry land, and to bring rain. "
“We are in much better shape than the thousands of other cities in the state of Texas that are in some stage of drought contingency."
The all-time record for dry weather in Lubbock was set in 1917, when the total was 8.73 inches.
We need 14.78 inches of precipitation in December to make this a normal year.
The rainfall total for Lubbock for 2011 is still under three inches.
At this time last year, Lubbock had received 11 inches more rain than at the same time this year.
Animals needed the rain. Just ask the mayor (and his wife).
The USDA has issued a disaster declaration for all 254 Texas counties due to this year's drought. 213 counties will qualify as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds, and wildfires.
The City of Lubbock's annual fireworks display at the city's 4th of July Celebration at Mackenzie Park has been canceled due to the drought and extremely dry conditions in Lubbock. Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin made the announcement during today's edition of Lubbock's First News with Chad Hasty & Rex Andrew on KFYO.