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Event Details

Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 10/01/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 10/07/2008 12:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Severe drought conditions persisted through early October for parts of western Kentucky. After a dry September, many western Kentucky locations reported less than 50 percent of normal rainfall during the preceding 60 days. Severe drought conditions prevailed south of a line from Murray to Greenville. Much of the rest of western Kentucky was classified as being in a moderate drought. At the start of October, 77 percent of Kentucky hay and pastureland was rated poor or very poor. Wildfires were reported in several counties, though none were especially large. Burn bans were placed in effect for most western Kentucky counties. Most of the corn crop reached maturity prior to the onset of drought. The soybean crop, which matures later in the season, was more adversely affected. Widespread beneficial rain on October 7 amounted to between one and two inches on average. This rain essentially ended severe drought conditions across western Kentucky.
Event Narrative


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
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 10/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K