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Event Details

Event Drought
State MINNESOTA
County/Area JACKSON
WFO FSD
Begin Date 08/01/2012 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 08/31/2012 23:59:00 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.
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.


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
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K