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Event Details

Event Drought
State IOWA
County/Area GRUNDY
WFO DMX
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-07-31 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 90.00M
Episode Narrative Very warm and dry weather that began in the spring continued into the summer. Temperatures warmed sharply the last few days of June. The heat persisted into July. Temperatures for the month of July were among the warmest on record. In Des Moines, the monthly mean temperature was the second highest of record, only eclipsed by July of 1936. Rainfall was in short supply across the state. Much of the state recorded less than 50% of normal rainfall for the month, with a few locations under 10% of normal. In addition, extended periods of temperatures above 95 F resulted in problems with pollination of the crops. Rapid deterioration of the corn and soybean crop took place with several periods of temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. By the end of the month, officials estimated that 32% of the crop yield had been lost to the drought. At the current price, the loss total was in excess of $4.5 billion. As of 31 July, the USDA reported that Secretarial Primary Drought Designations had been listed for 21 counties in the Des Moines CWA, with 11 receiving Contiguous Designation. The primary counties were Butler, Bremer, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Boone, Story, Marshall, Tama, Polk, Jasper, Poweshiek, Marion, Mahaska, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne, Appanoose, and Davis. Contiguous counties included Wright, Franklin, Webster, Greene, Dallas, Madison, Warren, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold, and Taylor. The drought conditions continued into August.
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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 4.680B
BUTLER (ZONE) BUTLER (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
POCAHONTAS (ZONE) POCAHONTAS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
EMMET (ZONE) EMMET (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CERRO GORDO (ZONE) CERRO GORDO (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
GUTHRIE (ZONE) GUTHRIE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
BLACK HAWK (ZONE) BLACK HAWK (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
HARDIN (ZONE) HARDIN (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WORTH (ZONE) WORTH (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
DECATUR (ZONE) DECATUR (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WAPELLO (ZONE) WAPELLO (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WINNEBAGO (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
BREMER (ZONE) BREMER (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
BOONE (ZONE) BOONE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
APPANOOSE (ZONE) APPANOOSE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
ADAIR (ZONE) ADAIR (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
AUDUBON (ZONE) AUDUBON (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
DAVIS (ZONE) DAVIS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
TAMA (ZONE) TAMA (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
LUCAS (ZONE) LUCAS (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
KOSSUTH (ZONE) KOSSUTH (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 180.000M
SAC (ZONE) SAC (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
HUMBOLDT (ZONE) HUMBOLDT (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
STORY (ZONE) STORY (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
POWESHIEK (ZONE) POWESHIEK (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
PALO ALTO (ZONE) PALO ALTO (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
MAHASKA (ZONE) MAHASKA (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
RINGGOLD (ZONE) RINGGOLD (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) IA 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 90.000M
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 4.680B