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Event Details

Event Drought
State NEBRASKA
County/Area KEYA PAHA
WFO LBF
Report Source Drought Monitor
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-09-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-09-30 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 0.00K
Episode Narrative The drought, which began in June, continued to intensify through September as another month of below normal precipitation was observed across western and north central Nebraska. A few significant storm systems did move across the central plains during the month, but produced very little rainfall across the area. The drought caused a large fluctuations in temperatures with high temperatures being above normal, while low temperatures dropped to below normal values much of the month. By the end of September, the Drought Monitor had expanded the area under Exceptional Drought (D4) across all of western and north central Nebraska as most places were experiencing a precipitation deficit in excess of eight inches for the year. Affects of the drought included below normal to near record low flows on many of the rivers and streams across the area, damaged crops and pastures, lowered ground water levels leading to shallow wells drying up, as well as extreme fire danger. In addition, the drought increased irrigation needs, which led to higher flows along the North Platte River which quickly depleted the water storage at Lake McConaughy. The abundant dry air caused thunderstorms to produce little or no rainfall, which increased the threat for lightning strike fires. Many grass fires were observed across the area, and while most were small, several larger fires occurred, requiring higher amounts of resources. The drought continued into October.
Event Narrative The drought began in June and continued to intensify through September as below normal precipitation was observed across Keya Paha County. For the month, rainfall was up to 2 inches below normal, while the yearly precipitation deficit was in excess of 8 inches for most locations. Keya Paha County began the month with Severe (D2) to Extreme (D3) drought, while the entire county worsened to Exceptional (D4) drought going into October.


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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
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN (ZONE) GARDEN (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEUEL (ZONE) DEUEL (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERKINS (ZONE) PERKINS (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHASE (ZONE) CHASE (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCPHERSON (ZONE) MCPHERSON (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOUP (ZONE) LOUP (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOYD (ZONE) BOYD (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAINE (ZONE) BLAINE (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRONTIER (ZONE) FRONTIER (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEITH (ZONE) KEITH (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLT (ZONE) HOLT (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEYA PAHA (ZONE) KEYA PAHA (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOOKER (ZONE) HOOKER (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYES (ZONE) HAYES (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THOMAS (ZONE) THOMAS (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) NE 09/01/2012 00:00 MST-7 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K