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Event Details

Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-06-30 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The spring drought worsened considerably across western Kentucky as summer arrived. By the end of June, all of western Kentucky west of a line from Owensboro to Hopkinsville was upgraded to extreme drought. Severe drought spread across the remainder of western Kentucky. At Paducah, only 0.90 inches of rain fell in June, making it the fifth driest June on record. Soil moisture deficits continued to increase. By the end of June, 80 to 100 percent of the region's topsoil moisture was reported as short or very short, and 70 to 95 percent of the subsoil moisture was reported as short or very short. Many crops were showing stress. A majority of the corn and soybeans were listed in fair to poor condition. Increasing amounts of livestock and pasture were showing stress. The percentage of pastures rated as poor or very poor was growing. Several farmers in Calloway County reported one-third of their normal hay harvest due to severe drought conditions. Ponds across the region were drying quickly. Fire danger increased to the point where bans on outdoor burning were implemented in all of western Kentucky except for Christian County. Streamflows were running below normal. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were about a foot and a half below their normal summer pool levels. The drought began in May and continued into July.
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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
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 06/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 06/03/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 06/03/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 06/03/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 06/03/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K