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Event Details

Event Drought
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-07-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-07-31 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 50.00K
Episode Narrative Dry weather in mid to late June, 2007, initially evolved into a D0 drought (abnormally dry) across parts of south-central and southeast Wisconsin in July 2007. By July 24th, the drought intensified to D1 status (moderate) as the jet stream steered storm systems away from the area. D1 conditions remained through the end of the month, and actually continued to about mid-August, 2007. The corn, soybean, and alfalfa (hay) crops planted in poorer or well-drained soils had their growth affected. Yields per acre were expected to be below normal during the fall harvest season. The area affected was north of a line from the Lone Rock (LNR) Aiport (Sauk Co.) to Madison (Dane Co.) to Whitewater (Walworth Co.) to Racine (Racine Co.). What rain did fall fell mostly during three periods: July 3-4th, July 18-19th, and July 26-27th. July monthly rainfall totals were generall in the 1 to 3 inch range, with some spotty 3.5 to 4 inch amounts. Specific totals were: 1.40 at Milwaukee Mitchell Field, 1.72 in Sheboygan, 1.96 in La Valle, 2.11 in Portage, 2.21 in Ft. Atkinson, 2.69 at Madison's Truax Field, and 2.77 at the Racine Airport. Normally, rainfall totals such as these are not alarmingly low. However, other than a 7-day wet period in early June, 2007, the months of April-May-June all had below normal rainfall. Consequntly, the generally below-normal rainfall amounts in July, 2007, were enough to trigger an official drought. The damage amounts indicated in this July drought event are estimates only for damage to the alfalfa (hay) crop.
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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 1.075M
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 50.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 75.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 1.075M