Update: The burn ban goes back into effect at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Comal County lifted its burn ban today.
Thanks to soaking rains over the last several days, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) fell to 477 points, well below the 500 mark that by state law triggers a burn ban.
Campfires, burn barrels, fire pits (rings) and other open flames are now allowed.
County Commissioners issued the burn ban in early July.
From the Texas Weather Connection:
KBDI is an index used to determine forest fire potential. The drought index is based on a daily water balance, where a drought factor is balanced with precipitation and soil moisture.
The drought index ranges from 0 to 800, where a drought index of 0 represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions.