Drought Webinar Held at Corpus Christi International Airport

There was a high-tech meeting of the minds at the Corpus Christi International Airport on Monday, aimed at examining the ongoing drought in this part of Texas.

The Webinar, as it was called, was hosted by the National Weather Service.

During the online discussion, meteorologists shared weather information with about 40 participants. They showed an online presentation of graphs, charts and other information that signified no change in our current drought in the near future.

"A lot of times, we rely on El Niño developing during the fall and winter. That typically brings above normal rainfall," said John Metz of the National Weather Service. "There's really no indication of that happening for that next fall and winter, so we're really at the mercy of maybe a tropical system."

The National Weather Service said that those taking part joined the Webinar from cities like Laredo, Corpus Christi and Victoria, and again, they said that at this point, it looks like the only way out of the drought for us is with the help of a tropical storm or a hurricane, and they say higher surface temperatures in the Gulf suggest this is going to be another active season.


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