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Texas was hit by severe storms and widespread rainfall in the first half of June. However, a high pressure system developed and temperatures rose across the state. Dry conditions were initiated by a strong upper level ridge, which dominated weather patterns across much of the southeastern U.S. By the end of June, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) depicted an overall increase in drought conditions across Texas, with 73.49% of the state suffering drought-like conditions. Fortunately, there were no regions designated to be in exceptional drought (D4). According to the Texas Forestry Service, 89 counties put a burn ban into effect as of July 2nd. Numerous cities and towns will permit the restricted use of fireworks for July 4 celebrations. Extreme heat claimed its first life in the last week of June as temperatures climbed above 100 degrees; the middle-aged man died of a severe heat stroke. The high temperatures also caused numerous problems with roads and pipes across the state. In League City, a devastating leak was discovered in the main water line, and residents were forced to comply with strict water usage procedures shortly thereafter. That particular water line carried up to 90% of the city's water. In North Texas, zebra  mussels continue to take a toll on Lake Texoma by damaging the ecosystem while water sources in East Texas were positively tested for dangerous chemicals and compounds.  Local residents are doing their best to handle the various water supply situations.

Farmers harvested their summer crops in early June, and they generally received a better yield than expected, even in West Texas where rain was scarce. Livestock was reported to be in fair condition as well, according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Ranchers noted healthy grasslands provided food for cattle while the spring rains refilled stock tanks. However, the looming hot and dry summer conditions have begun to worry farmers and ranchers.

Severe storms caused extensive damage across Texas during June. Towns in the Lower Rio Grande valley endured minor floods after strong storms dumped over 2.5 inches of rain in an hour. In the greater Houston area, there were several reports of tornados and supercells with lightning and strong winds. Those alone caused minimal damage, but accompanying hailstorms managed to cause several million dollars of damage in Houston. In the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, small but severe supercells produced baseball-sized hail over north Dallas during rush hour. After the damage had been assessed, officials estimated the cost of damages to be over $1.5 billion. Across much of the state, severe storms tormented cities during the first half of June.
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