Stormy Night, Drizzly Morning End Burn Ban for Comal County

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Comal County's burn ban was rescinded this morning after overnight storms and a gray drizzly day caused the KBDI to fall below 500-point threshold.

The burn ban is off for unincorporated Comal County but could return in the near future, Fire Marshal Kody Klaburne warned today.

Overnight rains caused the Keetch Byram Drought Index (KBDI) to fall to 461. The burn ban normally goes into effect at 500.

“This time of year it does not take long for it to go up 39 points,” Klaburne said on Facebook. “Hopefully the rain continue for awhile. Please be safe.”

Residents are asked to follow Texas Commision for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) laws for outdoor burning. To review those, click here.

On April 8, county commissioners voted to reinstate the burn ban.

Klabunde told the court the area might be in for a “very interesting spring and summer” as the long-term weather outlook calls for a hot, dry spring and summer.

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