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Event Details

Event Frost/Freeze
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 04/10/2012 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/12/2012 08:00:00 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 With the unseasonably warm temperatures over the latter half of March, fruit crops across northeast Iowa got an early start on the growing season. Unfortunately, several nights of temperatures near or below the freezing mark throughout the month of April caused considerable damage to these fruit crops. Most of the damage likely occurred from April 10th through the 12th when low temperatures dipped into the middle to upper 20s. It is estimated that apple orchards lost between 50 to 80 percent of the crop, but exact losses will not be known until the fall harvest.
Event Narrative Apple orchards across Clayton County estimated losses up to 80 percent from freezing temperatures that occurred after the start of the growing season. Exact crop damage numbers will not be known until the fall harvest.


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
MITCHELL (ZONE) MITCHELL (ZONE) IA 04/10/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 04/10/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 04/10/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNESHIEK (ZONE) WINNESHIEK (ZONE) IA 04/10/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K