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Event Details

Event Drought
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-08-26 06:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative August finally marked the first substantial rainfall for the Central Tennessee Valley since we entered into the heart of the drought in early 2006. The month began rather uneventfully with a series of mainly dry cold fronts. The parade of cold fronts was stopped just after mid-month as Tropical Storm Fay approached Florida. No measurable rain was observed between the 13th and 23rd although Huntsville reported trace amounts on six of those eleven days. The big rainmaker was Tropical Storm Fay, which brought between two and eight inches of rain to the area.
For most of the Tennessee Valley, this was the first substantially above-normal rainfall month of 2008, and in Huntsville, the first since October 2006 that was above normal at all. The calendar day total of 2.19 inches from August 25th was also the most rainfall to occur in a calendar day since November 15th, 2006.
River base-flow actually increased as a result of Fay in North Central and Northeast Alabama, the first sign of improvement in stream-flows from the drought. Deep groundwater also recovered to near average, and soil moisture reached near average levels for the first time in about two years.
Drought conditions were generally status-quo during the month, with D2 /Severe Drought/ to D3 /Extreme Drought/ reported in central and eastern portions of north Alabama. Some improvement was noted at the end of the month as a result of Fay, limiting /D2/ conditions to only Jackson and DeKalb Counties.
Event Narrative Drought conditions improved to below the /D2/ Severe category.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K