Despite the rainfall over the last couple of weeks, the National Weather Service reported the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are still suffering from extreme drought conditions.
Governor Perry extended the emergency drought disaster declaration for more than 200 counties in Texas, including Lubbock. That proclamation was initially issued on July 5 of 2011.
Ron McQueen is a lead forecaster with the weather service. He said June is usually the wettest month of the year for this area.
"Where we really are lacking is our deep moisture," McQueen said. "We need to saturate our soils. We have a long way to go to bring the moisture levels up into the deep soil layers, and we also need to improve our water supply."