The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday indicated 85 percent of Texas is between abnormally dry and in extreme drought, compared to about 29 percent a year ago.
Tropical Storm Hermine drenched Central Texas in September. Since then large swaths of Texas have received less than 10 percent of normal rainfall levels.
The six-month hurricane season ended Nov. 30.
Dry conditions have led at least 80 Texas counties to enact burn bans.