Everyone in the County of Grimes is pleased with our recent several inches of showers of blessing. But with almost 5 years of state wide drought, scientists warn that, even our last few wet months won’t be enough to keep a dry winter away. But we are also expected to get a lot more rain because of El Nino.
The Extensions Kim Hall tells Navasota News, forecasts are predicting an El Nino year, which means more rains for us, but there is no telling how long those rains could last.
State climatologist Dr. John Neilson-Gammon says they would be more than welcome, as we are still going through a small dry spell right now while October is usually one of the wetter months of the year.
We’ll need 2-3 good rain events Neilson-gammon continues, to get back on track for good soil conditions and get back that wither growth.
And, he warns, unless we get more than a few rains a month this winter, the dry spell could creep right back in.
We’ll keep you posted on Navasota News. In the meantime, you can call the local extension office for more information about water conservation. 936-873-3907