First half of winter meets forecasts of mostly mild weather

  • While much of the Hill Country is in “moderate drought” or the “abnormally dry” stage, Lampasas County stayed mostly drought-free at press time, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. COURTESY OF NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.
    While much of the Hill Country is in “moderate drought” or the “abnormally dry” stage, Lampasas County stayed mostly drought-free at press time, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. COURTESY OF NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.
Although this winter generally has met the expectations for dry, mild weather, Lampasas County was mostly drought-free in the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released on Thursday. January temperatures ranged 1.5 degrees above the long-term historical average but, as usual, came with a few strong cold fronts. Lower Colorado River Authority Chief Meteorologist Bob Rose shared a prediction near the…

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