It’s been several weeks since Wharton County received significant amounts of rain and Wharton County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Kirkland alluded to this in his weather report to news outlets and leaders.
Last month it rained around 3 inches.
His email on Monday, Oct. 19 asked if it “seemed a little dry in your neighborhood.”
“Our last significant rain was nearly three weeks ago (September 22-23, and Wharton County’s average KBDI value has risen to 327,” said Kirkland, referring to the Keetch-Byram Drought Index.
Kirkland said the wettest area is near East Bernard (167 KBDI) and the dry spot in the northwest near the meeting of the Wharton/Colorado/Jackson county lines.
To give you an idea of where WC was in terms of drought levels several weeks ago. Kirkland points out that WC’s average KBDI value was 146 on Thursday, Oct. 1.