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Praying for Rain…Will It Work Again?

Rex Andrew, KFYO.com
Rex Andrew, KFYO.com

“We’re calling on God again to come, to visit our dry land, and to bring rain. "

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Aubrey Spear, Lubbock’s Director of Water Resources, Says We’re Doing Better Than Many Other Texas Cities Regarding Water

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

“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."

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2011 — Driest Year on Record?

Rex Andrew, KFYO.com
Rex Andrew, KFYO.com

The all-time record for dry weather in Lubbock was set in 1917, when the total was 8.73 inches.

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It Doesn’t Get Much Dryer Than This, But Rain Is In Our Forecast

Rex Andrew, KFYO.com
Rex Andrew, KFYO.com

We need 14.78 inches of precipitation in December to make this a normal year.

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Rainfall Total Still Low…At Least At the National Weather Service

Rex Andrew, KFYO.com
Rex Andrew, KFYO.com

The rainfall total for Lubbock for 2011 is still under three inches.

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How Bad Is the Drought? You Be the Judge

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

At this time last year, Lubbock had received 11 inches more rain than at the same time this year.

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Animals Needed the Rain Too — How About Some More

Photo by Chad Hasty
Photo by Chad Hasty

Animals needed the rain. Just ask the mayor (and his wife).

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All Texas Counties Receive USDA Disaster Declaration

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Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images

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.

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KFYO Exclusive: No Fireworks Display at This Year’s City of Lubbock 4th of July Celebration at Mackenzie Park

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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.

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