Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area TUNICA
WFO MEG
Report Source Drought Monitor
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 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Beneficial rain fell during the month of August across North Mississippi. However the rain did little to improve ongoing drought conditions. Severe (D2) drought conditions continued across Northwest Mississippi while extreme (D3) conditions continued across extreme Northwest Mississippi. Many crops that were planted during the spring struggled to grow due to lack of water. Irreversible damage was done to the corn crop as the corn was too far along for the August rains to help the ears fill. The August rains did give a boost to the soybean and sorghum fields and helped the pastures that were in poor condition. However, lake and river levels remained at low levels. Burn bans were issued for many counties as a result of the dry conditions and many counties were declared federal disaster areas as a result of the drought.
Event Narrative Extreme (D3) drought conditions continued across the county.


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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
PANOLA (ZONE) PANOLA (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COAHOMA (ZONE) COAHOMA (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALLAHATCHIE (ZONE) TALLAHATCHIE (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUNICA (ZONE) TUNICA (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TATE (ZONE) TATE (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE SOTO (ZONE) DE SOTO (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUITMAN (ZONE) QUITMAN (ZONE) MS 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K