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Drought worsening in parts of Texas

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Parts of Texas went without rain in February, deepening the state's inability to overcome a drought that began two years ago.

National Weather Service rainfall maps show that southwest Texas received no rain last month, while southern areas of the state saw no more than a tenth of an inch. Recent record snowfall in the Panhandle helped pull much of that region out of exceptional drought.

But the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows portions of North, South and southwest Texas moving back into exceptional drought, the driest category. A few areas received near normal precipitation from December to February thanks to rain that fell in mid-January.

The state's driest year on record is 2011.

The state climatologist says the chance of rain for March is scant.

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