Plentiful rains throughout Texas the past year led weather officials on Thursday to declare an end to drought conditions across the state for the first time in at least a decade.
"We've gotten so much rain this year we've pretty much made up for the past few years' drought conditions in several areas of the state," said John Nielsen-Gammon, the state's climatologist and a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.
Wow, how could that be? Maybe it's the rain every day for two months? Including another inch today (conveniently split into one-half inch during morning commute and one-half inch during evening commute)?
Them Aggies sure is smart!
But hold on - there's still reason to panic!
"If there's enough rain to say we're drought-free, that means there's enough water around to cause other problems," Nielsen-Gammon said.
Whew - for a minute there, I thought everything was O.K.