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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-12 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-05-31 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 One of the warmest and driest Mays on record worsened the rare spring drought over western Kentucky. At Paducah, spring of 2012 was the driest spring on record. Only 4.95 inches of rain fell from March through May. The month of May was the driest on record. Only 0.39 inch fell at Paducah in May. By the end of May, severe drought conditions existed across most of western Kentucky. The exception was from Owensboro southward across Greenville to Elkton, where the drought did not officially start until June. Soils continued to dry out, and topsoil moisture deficits began to be reported. Outdoor burning was banned in Crittenden and Henderson Counties. Streamflows were running below normal by the end of the month. Flows in the Tradewater River (at the Olney river gage) and Massac Creek (near Paducah) reached record lows for this time of year. Lake George, which is the drinking water supply for Marion, was five feet below normal.
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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
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 05/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K