Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area BRULE
WFO FSD
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-08-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Drought conditions continued over all of the area with below normal rainfall keeping soil conditions dry. Stress on crops continued even though August was less hot than July, with temperatures averaging only a little above normal. Crop damage was quite evident, though the amount of reduced yields and other damage which might become evident at harvest was uncertain. While reported water supply problems were not extreme, many local governments had water use restrictions in place. Drought was generally listed as severe to extreme for the area, and was being compared to the worst of the dust bowl years, though not yet over as long a time period.
Event Narrative Below normal rainfall continued to aggravate existing long term dry soil conditions, and stress on crops continued despite less hot weather than in July. Crop damage including certain reduced crop yields was very apparent, although the amount of yield reduction and other damage was still highly uncertain before harvest. Corn continued to be the crop suspected of enduring the most damage, with some recovery potential for soybeans in the less hot weather. The drought was also leading to local water use restrictions.


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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
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER (ZONE) TURNER (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINER (ZONE) MINER (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCOOK (ZONE) MCCOOK (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVISON (ZONE) DAVISON (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY (ZONE) GREGORY (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON (ZONE) HUTCHINSON (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON (ZONE) HANSON (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBURY (ZONE) KINGSBURY (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERAULD (ZONE) JERAULD (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLES MIX (ZONE) CHARLES MIX (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRULE (ZONE) BRULE (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKINGS (ZONE) BROOKINGS (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YANKTON (ZONE) YANKTON (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BON HOMME (ZONE) BON HOMME (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEADLE (ZONE) BEADLE (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOODY (ZONE) MOODY (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEHAHA (ZONE) MINNEHAHA (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANBORN (ZONE) SANBORN (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA (ZONE) AURORA (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) SD 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K