Tag Archives: Drought


Five Inches of Rain …

… in about 3 hours: YEAH! Today in the late afternoon and early evening hours we had as much rain as I have never seen here before. But we’re happy about it as we can still use that and more … Continue reading


Exceptional Drought in Texas

It’s awfully dry here in southern Texas, as I keep writing here and in my other blog. The drought conditions are “exceptional”, i.e. the harshest category possible, with some rivers, e.g. the upper Guadalupe, going completely dry. Today, the New … Continue reading



Because of the extreme drought conditions and the retreating aquifers some people are even using divining rods to find a site for a new well. See the picture here. Read the full story here: San Antonio Express-News Um diesen Eintrag … Continue reading


At Long Last: RAIN!!!

After a long time [for details see below] we had quite a substantial rainfall in the early morning hours last night, with 2.9 inches. At some time in the night I was woken up by rain falling on our window … Continue reading


Back in Texas Again

After our holiday in Germany and England [more about that in later posts] we’re now back in Texas again and Texas has greeted us in the usual way: with a heatwave! The day before yesterday San Antonio set a new … Continue reading


Much too Dry …

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… it’s been here for a long time. Ever since mid-October of last year we have had no reasonable precipitattion, with the exception of one time in January, when we had 2.5 inches. But that was then just the famous … Continue reading