Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Frost/Freeze
State IOWA
County/Area PALO ALTO
WFO DMX
Report Source State Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-11 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-04-11 07:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 1.50M
Episode Narrative After a record warm March which set the growing season into motion, the weather pattern turned sharply colder. A strong push of cold air advanced south across the state a few days earlier. This set the stage for frost and freezing temperatures for several days. The most significant freeze was on the morning of the 11th, when temperatures fell into the upper teens across the north and 20s over the rest of the state. Significant damage occurred to the state's fruit and vegetable crop, as well as to local gardens and some of the trees. The grape industry reported that damage was total on 50% of the $238,000,000 wine industry, though a limited second budding could save some of it. Damage to the apple and other fruit trees was said to be at least 90%. Apples are the largest fruit crop, with tens of millions of dollars at stake.
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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 76.500M
TAMA (ZONE) TAMA (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
MAHASKA (ZONE) MAHASKA (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
LUCAS (ZONE) LUCAS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
KOSSUTH (ZONE) KOSSUTH (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
HUMBOLDT (ZONE) HUMBOLDT (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
HARDIN (ZONE) HARDIN (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
GUTHRIE (ZONE) GUTHRIE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
EMMET (ZONE) EMMET (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
DECATUR (ZONE) DECATUR (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
DAVIS (ZONE) DAVIS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CERRO GORDO (ZONE) CERRO GORDO (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
BUTLER (ZONE) BUTLER (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
BREMER (ZONE) BREMER (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
BOONE (ZONE) BOONE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
BLACK HAWK (ZONE) BLACK HAWK (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
AUDUBON (ZONE) AUDUBON (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
APPANOOSE (ZONE) APPANOOSE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WORTH (ZONE) WORTH (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WINNEBAGO (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
SAC (ZONE) SAC (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
ADAIR (ZONE) ADAIR (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
RINGGOLD (ZONE) RINGGOLD (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
POWESHIEK (ZONE) POWESHIEK (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
WAPELLO (ZONE) WAPELLO (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
POCAHONTAS (ZONE) POCAHONTAS (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
PALO ALTO (ZONE) PALO ALTO (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
STORY (ZONE) STORY (ZONE) IA 04/11/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.500M
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 76.500M