Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TENNESSEE
County/Area OBION
WFO MEG
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-10-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-10-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Below normal rainfall continued during the month of October across much of West Tennessee. The lack of rainfall expanded severe (D2) drought conditions from extreme portions of Northwest Tennessee to much of West Tennessee while conditions intensified across Northwest Tennessee to extreme (D3). The biggest impact from the drought was on agriculture as many crops suffered due to the lack of rainfall. Many pastures were in poor condition forcing farmers to feed livestock with baled hay. Hydrological concerns continued to be an issue as many lake and river levels dropped to low levels. Reelfoot Lake was at one of the lowest levels in decades. Burning permits were required due to the drought and Tennessee State Parks banned backcountry campfires. A few wildfires occurred as a result of the dry conditions.
Event Narrative Drought conditions intensified from severe (D2) to extreme (D3).


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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
OBION (ZONE) OBION (ZONE) TN 10/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DYER (ZONE) DYER (ZONE) TN 10/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) TN 10/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K