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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Other Federal Agency
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
Episode Narrative Significant improvement in drought conditions occurred during the month of September. Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac at the start of the month was a notable factor. The extreme to exceptional summer drought gave way to only moderate drought in the Pennyrile region of western Kentucky, including the Hopkinsville and Madisonville areas. The area of extreme drought conditions shrank to include only the southwesternmost four counties of Kentucky. All other areas of western Kentucky improved to severe drought conditions by month's end. Soil moisture deficits decreased greatly. By the end of September, soil moisture was near normal. Most of the corn crop was either harvested or plowed under, and corn crop losses were expected to be very high. Estimates on soybean crop losses were not available yet. Numerous counties were declared natural disaster areas earlier in the growing season. Pastures improved, but a majority of them remained in poor or very poor condition. Fire danger decreased significantly, and all bans on outdoor burning were lifted. Streamflows were running about normal. At the Paducah airport, 5.24 inches of rain fell in September, which was about one inch above normal. The drought began in May and continued into October.
Event Narrative


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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 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K