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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-11-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-11-30 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Severe drought continued across much of western Kentucky during the month of November. Widespread heavy rainfall on the 24th and 25th resulted in some improvement in drought conditions. Following this heavy rainfall, drought levels improved from severe to moderate along and west of a line from Henderson to Madisonville. Places south of a line from Paducah to Madisonville remained in severe drought. Monthly rainfall totals were near normal or above normal in most areas. However, the year-to-date rainfall deficit was still to 10 to 11 inches. Topsoil moisture was replenished, but subsoil moisture remained low. Due to high fire danger, bans on outdoor burning were in effect for numerous counties in western Kentucky at the start of the month. Most burn bans were lifted after heavy rainfall late in the month. Crop harvests were completed in October, but final crop damage figures were not yet available. The cumulative effect of this drought, a catastrophic ice storm in '09, winds from Hurricane Ike in '08, and a record late spring freeze in '07 resulted in a mortality spiral among trees and shrubs. According to a local arborist, the series of damaging weather events diminished the long-term ability of trees to recover from future events.
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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
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 11/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K