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Event Drought
State MINNESOTA
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO FSD
Begin Date 07/01/2012 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 07/31/2012 23:59:00 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 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 aggravated existing long term dry soil conditions, and also resulted in a lack of even short term relief. This produced 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.


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
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K