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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Official NWS Observations
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
Episode Narrative The drought which began in May worsened considerably across western Kentucky as summer progressed. By the end of July, all of western Kentucky was upgraded to extreme to exceptional drought. The exceptional drought conditions were along and west of a line from Henderson to Princeton to Benton to Murray. The remainder of western Kentucky was classified as having extreme drought conditions. At Paducah, only 1.78 inches of rain fell in July, which was 2.66 inches below normal. Soil moisture deficits continued to increase. By the end of July, 90 to 100 percent of the region's topsoil and subsoil moisture was reported as short or very short. Many crops were showing stress, and the situation became dire for many farmers. A majority of the corn and soybeans were listed in poor to very poor condition. Increasing amounts of livestock and pasture were showing stress. The percentage of pastures rated as poor or very poor continued to grow. Ponds across the region were dry or drying quickly. Even with the isolated rainfall from thunderstorms, fire danger remained high. Bans on outdoor burning were in place for most of western Kentucky, including Ballard, Caldwell, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Mclean, Muhlenberg, Union, and Webster Counties. Fourth of July fireworks shows were cancelled or banned in many places. The State of Kentucky issued a Water Shortage Watch for Mclean and Crittenden Counties. The goal of the watch is to implement water conservation measures to ensure ample water supplies. Streamflows were running below normal. The drought began in May and 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 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K