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PHOTO: Really brown view from space shows just how drought conditions are affecting the Houston area

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HOUSTON – A view from space shared by the National Weather Service on Thursday is showing just how much drought conditions are affecting the Houston area.

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The U.S. National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas shared a side-by-side image of the Houston area from July 2021 and July 2022. The posting noted that the colors indicate the differences.

“A year ago the region was covered by more green foliage, while now the brown areas indicate dry foliage,” the post shared more than 300 times noted.

KPRC 2′s Frank Billingsley broke down the big points of the drought conditions in his twice-weekly blog newsletter this week, showing us just how bad the drought has become. (You can subscribe here to his Frank’s Weather or Not blog if you want to get his fascinating updates on the regular.)

The photo shared Thursday is from Copernicus Sentinel data. Here’s more information on the data collection efforts from the European Space Agency if you’re interested in learning more about how the images were acquired.

How have your plants and yard fared in the drought conditions? Let us know in the comments.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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