Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-08-31 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
Episode Narrative Persistent below normal precipitation allowed severe drought conditions to expand farther into central Wisconsin. The severe drought was affecting areas along and south of Interstate 90 along with most of Jackson County and the southern portion of Clark County. Affects of the drought include damaged crops, pastures that have stopped growing, river flows that were less than 20 percent of normal, falling ground water levels and high to extreme fire dangers resulting in burning bans. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in early August announced an expansion of emergency haying and grazing on conversation land to bring greater relief to livestock producers dealing with shortages of hay and pastureland. The entire state of Wisconsin remained in a state of emergency due to drought. The period of harvesting hay on state owned land ended August 10th for prairie grasses and August 30th for cool season grasses.
Event Narrative Severe drought conditions developed across all but the far western sections of Jackson County because of a persistent lack of precipitation. Affects of the drought include damaged crops, pastures that have stopped growing, river flows that were less than 20 percent of normal on the Black River, falling ground water levels and moderate to high fire dangers. The entire state of Wisconsin remained in a state of emergency due to the drought. Enough rain had fallen across Jackson County for the Wisconsin DNR to lift the burning ban August 13th.


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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
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K