Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State IOWA
County/Area SAC
WFO DMX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
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 0.00K
Episode Narrative Drought conditions that began in late June continued through the summer and into September. Very warm and dry weather that began in the spring continued through the summer. Temperatures remained well above normal into August, but began to temper during the latter portion of the month. September began well above normal for the first week, but the fall transition began after that. For the month of September, temperatures averaged fairly close to normal. Rainfall was in short supply across the state. Much of the state recorded less than 50% of normal rainfall for the month, with a few locations under 25% of normal. The rapid deterioration of the corn and soybean crop that took place in July slowed as much of the damage had already occurred in July. No significant damage occurred in September in spite of the dry conditions and early freeze of much of the state on the 23rd. Harvest activities were more than 2 weeks ahead of normal. Indications were that yields of the corn crop were around 140 bu/ac and 43.5 bu/ac for the bean crop. These values were about 20% and 15% below normal for corn and beans respectively. At the current price, the loss total was in excess of $2.6 billion. As of 03 October, the USDA reported that Secretarial Primary Drought Designations had been listed for all 51 of the counties in the Des Moines CWA. The drought conditions continued into October.
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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
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAMA (ZONE) TAMA (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WORTH (ZONE) WORTH (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WINNEBAGO (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWESHIEK (ZONE) POWESHIEK (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APPANOOSE (ZONE) APPANOOSE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BREMER (ZONE) BREMER (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOONE (ZONE) BOONE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POCAHONTAS (ZONE) POCAHONTAS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACK HAWK (ZONE) BLACK HAWK (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RINGGOLD (ZONE) RINGGOLD (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON (ZONE) AUDUBON (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCAS (ZONE) LUCAS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PALO ALTO (ZONE) PALO ALTO (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KOSSUTH (ZONE) KOSSUTH (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHASKA (ZONE) MAHASKA (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAIR (ZONE) ADAIR (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDIN (ZONE) HARDIN (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTHRIE (ZONE) GUTHRIE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUMBOLDT (ZONE) HUMBOLDT (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CERRO GORDO (ZONE) CERRO GORDO (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR (ZONE) DECATUR (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIS (ZONE) DAVIS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAPELLO (ZONE) WAPELLO (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMET (ZONE) EMMET (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STORY (ZONE) STORY (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAC (ZONE) SAC (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTLER (ZONE) BUTLER (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K