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County-wide burn bans through October 1

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- La Niña is not expected to emerge anymore after a strong El Niño, according to Texas state climatologist Dr. Nielsen-Gammon. Forecasts earlier this year were predicting a cooler and drier winter for Texas, but now a warmer pattern should emerge. Pacific ocean temperatures affect southern texas more, and warmer, drier conditions could lead to increased wildfire numbers.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, September 27, 2016


Monthly Change in Drought Monitor Classification

U.S. Drought Monitor, Septmber 6, 2016
U.S. Drought Monitor, Septmber 27, 2016

Texas cattle ranchers still recovering after drought -- Texas cattle ranchers have been hindered ever since the extreme drought of 2011. Ranchers were unable to do business due to the lack of grass and water and Texas beef cow herds were cut by 20 percent. In 2014, the number of beef cattle dropped to 3.9 million, which is the lowest since 1958. Cattle numbers are expected to slowly increase due to urban developments, rising costs, and the lingering effects of the drought.
The Eagle, Aimee Breaux, September 4, 2016

Storms causing moisture-deficit areas to shrink -- After drought conditions slowly crept back into the state, persistent rains have suppressed drought growth. Just 3.78 percent of Texas is experiencing drought conditions, which is down 51.23 percent a year ago. With a wet Fall forecast drought conditions are expected to trend on the lower side.
Plainview Daily Herald, Doug McDonough, September 15, 2016


Southeastern Texas getting too much rain -- Rain is almost always a good thing, but too much rain never is. Too much rain has caused havoc on unharvested cotton bolls from Dallas- Fort Worth to the upper Gulf Coast. The loss of cottonseed is going to be the biggest loss to farmers who typically swap their seed for the ginning cost, but now have to pay for it. Farmers will be harvesting as quickly as possible once they can return to their crop.
San Angelo Standard Times, Jerry Lackey, September 3, 2016

Cotton growers need a few more hot, dry days to finish harvest -- The Lower Rio Grande Valley has missed out on most of the heavy rainfall the rest of the state has seen. But cotton growers are hoping it stays that way because this year’s harvest is almost complete. Cooler, wetter would be welcomed in the valley, but the weather has been almost perfect for the cotton crop.
Valley Morning Star, Rod Santa Ana, September 5, 2016

Southeast Texas farmers, ranchers on the lookout for armyworms -- An AgriLife expert says armyworms are very likely to become more prevalent as the season transitions to Fall. Armyworms feed on farmers pastures for a few weeks before turning into moths. Widespread rains tend to increase the armyworm population. Farmers and ranchers are cautioned to check their fields every few days for the next month until temperatures begin to fall.
Beaumont Enterprise, Natalie Krebs, September 6, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- The AgriLife Extension Service says cotton yields in West Texas got a boost from recent rains, but southeast Texas producers are having trouble with extended rainfall. Producers won’t know the effects of the rain until the crop is harvested and ginned. Poor seed quality could increase costs to the producer due to the practice of trading seed for ginning cost.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, September 7, 2016

Rainfall a mixed bag for U.S. cotton producers -- Over the summer cotton prices jumped about 10 cents per pound due to an increase in U.S. exports. There is optimism in areas where heavy rains delayed cotton harvest. Some areas hit with the hardest rains will come out of this cotton season with an average crop at best.
The San Angelo Standard-Times, Jerry Lackey, September 10, 2016

Rain welcome news for Panhandle corn farmer -- A 40 to 60 percent chance of rain will linger the rest of the week in Amarillo due to a stationary upper level pattern. Although not many enjoy extended periods of gray skies, corn farmers are more welcoming. The hot, dry weather that was in place for parts of the summer put stress on the crop. The rains in August helped farmers and the wet forecast is likely to continue that support.
Amarillo Globe-News, Lisa Lamb, September 13, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins Dependent on Floydada Weather -- Pumpkin farmers of Floydada have been working hard to get pumpkins out of the field. In order to stick to the harvest schedule, the weather needs to cooperate in order for them to get into the fields. A wet spring delayed pumpkin planting so farmers are hoping for ideal weather conditions during the upcoming peak harvest time.
KAMC, Leah Freeman, September 13, 2016

Aledo reopens farmer’s market -- The city of Aledo has reopened the local farmer’s market due to cooler temperatures and rain. The market was closed the whole month of August because dry weather earlier in the summer hurt crops. Cooler temperatures and quite a bit of rain has boosted farmer’s crop and will the market is expected to remain open through the end of November.
Weatherford Democrat, Maggie Fraser, September 13, 2016

Olive harvest begins with South Texas growers expecting record numbers -- South Texas olive producers are beginning to harvest. They are expecting a record year due to helpful weather and an increase in crop acreage. Handpicking olives can be a tedious task when there are 11,000 trees on the property and is expected to last at least another two weeks.
San Antonio Business Journal, Sergio Chapa, September 14, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- Wildlife populations around the state are in good condition after August rains. Deer, quail, and turkey are expected to be in large numbers this coming fall and winter. Because forage and food are in good condition, deer will be reluctant to come to supplemental feeding so hunters might have a more difficult time.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, September 20, 2016

Armyworms seen in high number in Central Texas -- Armyworms are swarming back in large numbers in central Texas and are being found in lawns in McLennan County. Usually active at night, these pess can be harmful to hay, wheat, oats, and small grains. Worms are not prevalent during warm temperatures so it is surprising they are back in high numbers during the warm August and September.
KXXV, Estephany Escobar, September 21, 2016

August rains may push regional cotton growers over the brink -- Texas cotton farmers were hoping strong soils would help make a profit in this years crop despite steep cuts in federal subsidies and low crop prices. In the Blacklands, near-record August rains drowned the hopes of a high yield. About 375,000 acres have been damaged by the rains. Most farmers are hoping and praying, which is not a good way to run a business.
San Antonio Express-News, Lynn Brezosky, September 23, 2016


Experts say Texas in for a wet fall -- Over a year after an extended period of drought across the state, Texas has seen above normal rain for the summer months, especially August. In Cleburne, a weather station recorded just 1.23 inches of rain in 2015 while in 2016, 3.41 inches of rain fell. The wet weather pattern is forecast to continue during the Fall months.
Cleburne Times Review, Todd Glasscock, September 14, 2016

Significant Weather


August 2016 ties August 1924 as wettest in Texas -- According to data obtained from Texas’s network of rain gauges, August 2016 tied the record for wettest August. In 1914, 5.69 inches of rainfall fell across the state and this past August tied that amount. The same gauges recorded 75.25 inches of rain over the past two years, which tops the previous record of 74.85 inches set in 1942. The record rainfall is due to the persistent atmospheric wind pattern pumping moist air into east, southeast, and central Texas.
San Marcos Daily Record, Anita Miller, September 1, 2016

Scattered rain possible Thursday in Austin; cooler air coming Friday -- Scattered rain is expected early Thursday morning in Austin before clearing to mostly sunny skies. Once the sun comes out temperatures will quickly rise into the mid 90s. A weak cold front will knock the temperatures to around 90 over the weekend before showers return to the area on Labor Day.
Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, September 1, 2016

Texas has seen record-breaking rainfall over the last 2 years -- From September, 1 2014 until the beginning of September 2016, the average rainfall across Texas was 75.17 inches, beating out the previous record set in 1942. In North Texas, the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was the third wettest two-year period at 96.69 inches. Dallas Love Field set a new record with 104.81 inches over the two year period.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bill Hanna, September 2, 2016

August Rain Totals Reach Highest In Over 40 Years -- Hill County in Central Texas usually receives very little relief from the long hot and dry days of summer. At the end of August Hillsboro received almost 9 inches more rainfall than the annual average. The average temperature of August was 93 degrees, three degrees cooler than normal conditions. September and October are typically the state’s rainiest months so more rain is expected into the fall.
Hillsboro Reporter, Staff Writer, September 2, 2016

Rains from Hurricane Newton moving into Las Cruces -- Hurricane Newton made landfall in Western Mexico and is moving north towards Arizona and New Mexico. There is potential for far West Texas to receive rain from Newton. Recent rains have caused some flooding for the area, which is still below the annual average.
Las Cruces Sun-News, Staff Writer, September 6, 2016

West and Northeast sports complexes closed due to rain -- The El Paso Park and Recreation said the sports complexes located in Northeast and West El Paso will be closed for the remainder of the week due to weather. The complexes were flooded during last week’s rain, but both complexes are expected to reopen Monday.
KFOX 14 El Paso, Jessica Gonzalez, September 6, 2016

Looking Ahead, More Rain Coming -- Cooler temperatures over the weekend will make way to humid, summertime air. The humid air will linger through the week and help increase rain chances through the end of the week. Pop up showers are expected Wednesday before more upper level support takes control to produce widespread rain.
KXXV, Conley Isom, September 11, 2016

Good rain chances return for the work week -- An upper level disturbance will move into southwest Texas over the next few days ramping up rain chances through the end of the week. Rain chances will be diurnally driven and should remain below severe strength although a few strong storms can not be ruled out. A cold front will push through the area over the weekend.
KTXS, Hayden Nix, September 12, 2016

Daily thundershower chances -- Heavy rain and showers to the south of Abilene will begin to fade as we move into the evening hours. The western areas are expected to see thundershowers Tuesday afternoon along with warm temperatures. An approaching cold front could produce a line of showers overnight Tuesday.
KTXS, Hayden Nix, September 12, 2016

Rain brings bounty of butterflies -- Butterflies, insects, and amphibians native to South Central Texas have turned up in large numbers over the past month. Entomologists agree the rise in numbers has been due to the amount of rain the area has seen. Spiny Hackberries, a popular food source to snout-nose butterflies, have improved with the rains as well.
Seguin Gazette, Jennifer Luna, September 15, 2016

Wichita Falls gets 2.5 inches of rain -- The National Weather Service in Norman reported over 2 inches of rain fell in Wichita Falls since Thursday. Thursday’s rain totals came close to setting a new record for the day. The city is currently 5 inches above its normal annual rainfall. This coming week is expected to be hot and dry.
Times Record News, Christopher Collins, September 16, 2016

Is this the third weekend in a row for rain in Abilene? -- A high chance of rain is in store for the Abilene area this weekend. There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Saturday and 70 percent on Sunday. Showers on the weekend of September 10 caused the West Texas Fair & Rodeo to be cancelled. The event staff of the Abilene Shrimp & Wine Festival canceled the event set for Saturday. The Big Country Balloon Festival is also this weekend, but has not been cancelled as of yet.
Abilene Reporter News, Larry Zelisko, September 22, 2016

Heavy rain, minor flooding predicted in Harris County -- The National Weather Service in Galveston is forecasting heavy rain and minor flooding in the Houston area. A flood advisory was posted for the southeast portion of the Harris county. Rain is expected to taper off as Monday progresses.
Houston Chronicle, Keri Blakinger, September 25, 2016

Flooding leads to high-water rescues in Texas -- Dozens of high water rescues were performed as parts of San Antonio received up to 7 inches of rain. The San Antonio Fire Department says it responded to about 40 water rescues. The city closed more than three dozen streets and no reports of injuries were made.
KWTX, Staff Writer, September 26, 2016

Warm Weather

‘Tale of two months’: August first hotter, then wetter than usual -- The month of August in Austin got off to a hot start with above normal temperatures before cooling off and having above normal rainfall. Almost 7 inches of rain fell in Camp mabry during August, which earned a spot as the sixth-highest rainfall in August. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport fell 0.60 inches shy of its wettest August on record with 8.31 inches.
The Austin American-Statesman, Mark Wilson, September 2, 2016

Hot Friday with cold front on the way -- Friday’s afternoon high will not reach the record of 99 degrees, but it will be well above the average temperature of 87 degrees. Skies will be mostly sunny with a temperature of 95 degrees expected. A cold front will sweep through the area overnight and bring a chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms with it.
KTRE, Cary Allen, September 8, 2016

Milder, soggy start to the weekend as cold front approaches -- Rain and cooler temperatures associated with a cold front will start the weekend off in North Texas. No severe weather is expected and rain should taper off by the early afternoon. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
WFAA, Staff Writer, September 10, 2016

A Warm End To The Weekend -- Weak storms are being triggered by a cold front slowly moving through the area. Most of the rain will begin to taper off and temperatures will rise into the mid 90s. A tropical wave is expected to make its way into South Texas around midweek bringing more widespread showers through the end of the week.
KRIS, Staff Writer, September 11, 2016

Storms Leave, Summer Stays -- Strong storms swept through the Dallas- Fort Worth area this morning bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be on the rise as the week progresses with high pressure building over the state. Even with the start of Fall being on Thursday, fall-like temperatures will not arrive until the weekend.
CBS DFW, Jeff Ray, September 18, 2016

Forecasters say Sunday in Austin could feel as hot as 102 -- The National Weather Service is forecasting afternoon temperatures as high 97 with a heat index of 102. A heat advisory was issued for parts of South Central Texas. Sunny skies will continue through the end of the week when rain chances return.
The Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, September 18, 2016

Humid Foggy Start to Hot Heat Index Sunday -- Some fog is lingering in areas of Houston, but not enough to issue a fog advisory. As the day progresses, fog will dissipate and temperatures will soar into the upper 90s with heat indices greater than 105. A cold front is expected to push through the area next weekend.
KPRC, Staff Writer, September 18, 2016

Heat to endure until weekend -- The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the mid 90s the whole week. A high pressure system over Texas is the culprit, and according to an NWS meteorologist, it is uncommon to have one set up this late in the year. Camp Mabry had a heat index of 109 on Monday. While temperatures won’t be this hot for the rest of the week, don’t expect a break until the weekend.
The Austin American-Statesman, Anna Herod, September 19, 2016

Changes in our hot dry weather -- Humidity values will ramp up in the Corpus Christi area due to a trough of low pressure in the northwest Gulf. Rain chances will be on the rise as well. Both variables will be enhanced by an approaching cold front. Temperatures will be in the mid 90s through the end of the week.
KRIS TV, Dale Nelson, September 21, 2016

Cool Weather

Tracking Saturday front bringing rain chances and cooler weather -- High temperatures were expected to reach the 90s for the Abilene area. Isolated thunderstorms were a possibility west of Knox City to Sweetwater line. The football games scheduled in the Abilene area were expected to stay free of rain.
KTXS, Hayden Nix, September 9, 2016

Cold front pushing rain into San Antonio on Saturday -- A cold front pushing through San Antonio is provid lift for brief showers. The rain is not expected to be heavy or severe. Rain chances are on the low side again for Sunday.
KENS, Staff Writer, September 10, 2016

Temperatures beginning to even out -- West Texas cotton farmers are either in for a good yield or a bad one. The crop needs more heat units to be considered a good harvest, but insects and rain could decrease production. Most of the crop in the Lubbock area are in really good condition. Texas cotton production this year is expected to be 15 percent higher than last year at 6.6 million bales.
San Angelo Standard-Times, Jerry Lackey, September 17, 2016

Tracking season’s 1st cold front -- Houston is expected to receive the first big cold front of the season. For this time of year, temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70s, which will feel chilly to most. The front is expected to arrive by Tuesday so there could still be changes in the forecast. Fall arrives today, but the weather will most likely take a little bit to adjust.
KHOU, Brooks Garner, September 20, 2016

Forecast change: first cold front may disappoint -- Longer term forecasts are usually speculation. That is exactly what happened with the cold front weather models have been moving through the area. At first the front looked to bring much cooler temperatures to the area, but not there could be flooding and slightly higher humidity levels. As the events get closer, models should be able to resolve these issues and converge on a similar solution.
KHOU, Brooks Garner, September 22, 2016

Rain, cooler temps for first weekend of Fall -- Isolated showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Sunday along with low potential for flooding. The heaviest rain will stay to the southwest of the metroplex. Afternoon temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 90s, but an advancing cold front will drop temperatures into the 70s.
WFAA, Staff Writer, September 24, 2016

Fall arrives! Rain, cooler temperatures head for North Texas -- The Dallas Fort Worth Airport received almost half an inch of rain Sunday. Some parts of North Texas saw more than 3 inches. Cooler temperatures will begin to fill in behind the rain, which will make it feel more like Fall. Overnight lows in the upper 50s are expected Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Domingo Ramirez Jr., September25, 2016

Hurricane season-ending cold front -- Statistics show after Houston sees a strong cold front, the likelihood of a hurricane threatening the area goes way down. This setup looks to be the situation for now Tropical Storm Matthew. As he moves west into the Caribbean, there is a good chance he turns into a hurricane. Fortunately for Texas, weather models show him “bouncing” off the cold front and curving to the north. It is still too far out to know whether he will strike the eastern US.
KHOU, Brooks Garner, September 27, 2016

Severe Weather

Hurricane Newton to drop rain on El Paso -- Hurricane Newton is heading up Baja California towards the Borderland. Parts of far West Texas including El Paso, are under a flash flood watch. There is still uncertainty in the track of the storm once it makes landfall, but enough moisture is expected to drop one to three inches of rain. El Paso is short of the annual average of rainfall by about half an inch so this system will likely make the year-to-date rainfall beat out the average.
El Paso Times, Lindsey Anderson, September 5, 2016

Julia regains tropical storm status, disturbance in Gulf drifts toward Texas -- A disorganized, broad area of low pressure continues to stay disorganized as it moves towards the Texas coast. While it is not likely to form into a tropical storm, it will bring tropical moisture into the Houston area overnight Friday. Rain chances will be on the rise as this system moves inland.
KPRC, Eric Braate, September 15, 2016

NWS issues tornado warning for Ector County -- A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service Saturday night in southeast Odessa. Late Saturday night, 1,600 customers were without power due to the strong storm. UTPB’s football game Saturday was postponed to 11am Sunday.
Odessa American, Staff Writer, September 17, 2016

Storm in Snyder leaves behind serious damage -- Upwards of 4,500 residents of Snyder, Texas were without power after a series of strong thunderstorms moved through the areas. Victims report it was just a good ole’ West Texas severe thunderstorm packing strong winds and rain, but nothing more. There were no reports of injuries from the storm.
KTXS, Lindsey Ragas, September 17, 2016

Cold front brings rain, little damage to Central Texas -- No flooding was reported as a cold front moved through the Waco areas early Sunday morning. Some tree damage was reported due to high winds. About a half an inch of rain fell in the Waco area, but rain chances were still on the high side at 70 percent for Sunday night.
Waco Tribunal, Don Bolding, September 25, 2016

More than 2,600 without power in Cedar Park -- The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for parts of Austin. A strong line of electric thunderstorms moved quickly through the area. According to Padernales Electric Cooperative, more than 2,600 residences are without power. Crews are expected to restore power in about two hours.
The Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, September 24, 2016

Other Climate Impacts


NASS boosts Texas High Plains cotton estimate -- The National Agriculture Statistics Service has high hopes for the Texas High Plain cotton crop this year. They estimate the area will produce 4.145 million bales of cotton, which would be the first time over 4 million bales since 2010. Rains over the past month have upped the estimates from last month.
The Plainview Daily Herald, Mary Jane Buerkle, September 19, 2016

Texas grocery prices continue to slide, Farm Bureau report shows -- The overall price for 16 staple grocery items in Texas is $45.78, which is down 3.6 percent from a year ago. The continued price drops are supported from better weather and a strong US dollar.
Houston Chronicle, Mike Smith, September 27, 2016

2 Texas counties declared state disasters over August floods -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced disaster declarations for Atascosa and Wilson counties. The declaration comes from the severe weather and flash flooding experienced in August. This announcement provides a way for flood victims to receive disaster relief from the federal level.
KFDA, Staff Writer, September 26, 2016


Flash flooding closes roads in San Marcos -- Heavy rain in Hays County caused flash flooding and road closures near the San Marcos River. Texas State University cancelled classes between 1 and 5pm, but reopened for evening classes. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning and Flash Flood Advisory for the area.
KVUE, Steve Newton, September 26, 2016


Hunters Take Advantage of Extended Dove Season Opportunities -- For the first time in 80 years the dove hunting season will last 90 days instead of the normal 70. The wet weather has been a good indicator of a stronger dove population. The larger bird population does not mean hunters have a higher limit, but rather the extended season will create a window to get enough hunting in.
TWC, Alex Stockwell, September 4, 2016

Weather decides whether anglers are successful -- With over 20 years of a detailed fishing log, one angler sees a clear trend in what drives the quality of fishing: local weather. He says fish get into a rhythm with the local weather and tend to have a routine until the weather changes. He says longer periods of stable weather drives fishing up or down. High and low pressure systems provide the stable weather for good fishing, while cold fronts decrease fishing quality.
The Killeen Daily Herald, Bob Maindelle, September 3, 2016

State primed for banner blue-winged teal season -- Blue-winged teal season appears to be a great one for teal hunters. Their migration pattern lands them in the tropical marshes of the Texas coast during August and September. They enjoy wet marshes with ample amounts of vegetation. Fortunately for them and hunters, saturated ground and fresh vegetation are easy to come by due to the heavy rains so far this year and especially the rain in August.
Houston Chronicle, Shannon Tompkins, September 7, 2016

Rice, water equal lots of teal -- Texas waterfowl hunters will not be disappointed during the September teal season. Record summer rainfall in southeast Texas produced a wet habitat that teals love. Hunters have not seen this many birds in a long, long time. Hunters are worried the birds will not stick around through the end of the season since they arrived so early.
The Victoria Advocate, Bink Grimes, September 11, 2016

This year’s good weather is going to make hunting tough -- Texas A&M AgriLife says the good weather could be a bad thing for Texas hunters. The ample amount of rain throughout the year is likely to steer deer away from feed stations as wild food sources will be in good condition. Quail, turkey, and pigs will also benefit from this year’s weather.
Houston Chronicle, Fernando Ramirez, September 23, 2016


Lemurs series finale with Texas canceled -- The Laredo Lemurs were attempting to finish a 4-game sweep against Texas until the weather interfered. Continued rain initially delayed the game two hours, but was finally cancelled after 3 hours of waiting and poor field conditions.
Laredo Morning Times, Danny Zaragoza, September 1, 2016

124th Old Settlers Reunion kicks off Wednesday -- The Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion celebrates its 124th year with beauty pageants, cotton candy, rides, and more. The Reunion Association President is looking forward to increase attendance this year, but lots of rain may shoot down that idea. The grounds are a little saturated, but warmer weather has helped dry things out. No rain is in the forecast for the event.
Cleburne Times-Review, Jessica Pounds, September 5, 2016

East Texas residents fight the bite as mosquito population increases -- AgriLife Extension agent in Angelina County says there will be an increased number of mosquitoes due to the recent wet weather. Standing water is breeding ground for mosquitoes and mosquitoes easily transport diseases such as Zika and West Nile. Angelina County residents are urged to fight the bite as much as possible.
KTRE, Alexis Frazier, September 7, 2016

Fair hits its stride Friday -- The annual West Texas Fair and Rodeo will kick off Thursday and continue through the weekend. Events for young and old are scheduled throughout the day. The National Weather Service expects a sunny day Friday before showers and thunderstorms move in Friday night.
Abilene Reporter-News, Staff Writer, September 8, 2016

Western Round Rock dam projects making progress -- Round Rock City Council approved funding for two additional dams that will act as a safety net for flooding events in the area. The dams are to cost $20 million each, which is cheaper than buying the 60 homes within the floodplain. The estimated completion date is sometime in 2018.
The Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, September 8, 2016

Crickets Invade San Antonio Just Days After Heavy Rain -- Heavy rains in San Antonio provided conditions for swarms of crickets and butterflies to invade the area. Health experts warn these crickets can pick up bacteria as the walk across surfaces, which could be harmful, especially because of their large numbers.
The Weather Channel, Sean Breslin, September 15, 2016

West Texas Fair & Rodeo attendance down, weather blamed -- Weather conditions are to blame for the low attendance at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. Near 90 degree days earlier in the week turned to rain by the weekend. The fair is still on target for the budget and the coordinator is hopeful the last few days of the fair have high turnouts.
KTXS, Lindsey Ragas, September 16, 2016

Weather plays havoc with Friday’s games -- Thunderstorms and heavy rain caused delays and postponements of Friday’s baseball games in the Midland area. High school football games were also delayed due to the rain. Midland’s Weather Service office reported over half an inch fell at the Midland International Airport.
Midland Reporter-Telegram, Staff Writer, September 16, 2016

Get ready for allergy season -- Although the seasons are changing, allergy season is still hanging around. As plants and trees start to go into hibernation, pollen and allergens begin to get put into the air. Warm temperatures late in the year can cause allergens to get stuck in the area causing stronger allergies.
KFOX 14, Tomas Hoppough, September 20, 2016

Downtown Bryan ready for 10th annual Texas Reds festival -- The Texas Reds festival will begin Friday and continue through the weekend. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend, but the festival coordinator said the event will go on rain or shine. Event staff will be in touch with local meteorologists throughout the weekend. The 2013 event was cut short due to lightning and heavy rain.
The Eagle, Caitlin Clark, September 21, 2016

$85M wastewater plant dedicated 8 years after Ike -- A wastewater treatment plant flooded in 2008 by Hurricane Ike has been rebuilt. The new plant has holding tanks above flood level and upgraded power systems.
KSWO, Staff Writer, September 22, 2016

Thousands brave stormy skies for annual Texas Reds Festival -- The 10th annual Texas Reds steak and wine festival in Downtown Bryan was greeted with cloudy skies Saturday afternoon. Festival goers enjoyed local wines, craft brewed beers, and delicious food. Fortunately, the festival was not cancelled due to poor weather.
The Eagle, Rebecca Fiedler, September 24, 2016

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