Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TENNESSEE
County/Area OBION
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 during the month of August helped improve drought conditions across portions of West Tennessee near the Tennessee River while the rest of West Tennessee missed out on the much needed rain continuing the drought. Severe (D2) drought conditions continued from a line near Huntington, to Jackson, to Somerville. Southeast of this line drought conditions relaxed by the end of the month due to the August rains to abnormally dry (D0) to moderate (D1). Meanwhile, extreme (D3) conditions continued across extreme West Tennessee while exceptional (D4) conditions continued across extreme Northwest Tennessee. Many crops in these areas that were planted during the spring struggled to grow due to lack of water. Irreversible damage was done to the corn crop due to the corn being too far along for any rain to help the ears fill. Soybean and sorghum fields yield potential continued to dwindle as a result of the dry conditions. Many pastures were in poor condition forcing farmers to feed cattle baled hay. Cattle were beginning to have a hard time finding adequate water sources. Lake and river levels remained at low levels. Burn bans were issued for many counties as a result of the dry conditions. Many counties were declared federal disaster areas as a result of the drought.
Event Narrative Exceptional (D4) 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
SHELBY (ZONE) SHELBY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDIN (ZONE) HARDIN (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCNAIRY (ZONE) MCNAIRY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDEMAN (ZONE) HARDEMAN (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEAKLEY (ZONE) WEAKLEY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OBION (ZONE) OBION (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DYER (ZONE) DYER (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GIBSON (ZONE) GIBSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYWOOD (ZONE) HAYWOOD (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR (ZONE) DECATUR (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHESTER (ZONE) CHESTER (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TIPTON (ZONE) TIPTON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K