Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area AURORA
WFO FSD
Report Source State Official
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 Drought conditions became established over all of the area with long term dry climate and soil conditions combining with much below normal rainfall during the month. Stress on crops increased and was continuous with no significant relief during the dry month. Hot weather added to the stress as it contributed to high evaporation. Crop damage in the form of reduced yields became certain, but the long remaining time to harvest and the unknown rainfall before that time made even rough damage estimates impossible. Severe general long term non agricultural water supply problems were not observed, but the continued long term dry conditions raised fears of this for the future.
Event Narrative Much below normal rainfall continued to aggravate existing long term dry soil conditions, and also resulted in a lack of even short term relief. This increased stress on crops with the stress becoming increasingly visible. Damage in the form of reduced yields became certain, but the amount of yield reduction was still highly unknown because of the long time remaining before harvest, and the unknown future weather during that time. At the end of the month, corn crops were judged to be the most susceptible to the reduced yields, due to the lack of moisture during the tasseling period, while soybeans had more recovery potential if significant rain were to fall in the near future.


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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
CHARLES MIX (ZONE) CHARLES MIX (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA (ZONE) AURORA (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON (ZONE) HUTCHINSON (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVISON (ZONE) DAVISON (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCOOK (ZONE) MCCOOK (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YANKTON (ZONE) YANKTON (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKINGS (ZONE) BROOKINGS (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BON HOMME (ZONE) BON HOMME (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRULE (ZONE) BRULE (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEADLE (ZONE) BEADLE (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER (ZONE) TURNER (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANBORN (ZONE) SANBORN (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOODY (ZONE) MOODY (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEHAHA (ZONE) MINNEHAHA (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINER (ZONE) MINER (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON (ZONE) HANSON (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERAULD (ZONE) JERAULD (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY (ZONE) GREGORY (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBURY (ZONE) KINGSBURY (ZONE) SD 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K