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Event Details

Event Drought
State VIRGINIA
County/Area PATRICK
WFO RNK
Report Source Other Federal
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-10-01 00:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2007-10-30 06:59:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Drought conditions worsened from September into October with parts of southwest Virginia entering into the Extreme (D3) Category from Severe (D2) the month before. Elsewhere other counties entered into or remained in the Severe (D2) Category. Rainfall the last week of October helped to mitigate the drought severity with all but the counties in far southwest Virginia dropping below the Severe (D2) Category. Only southern parts of the Allegheny Highlands remained below the Severe (D2) Category the entire month.
Agricultural and livestock losses continued to be substantial, but less compared to previous months as the area progressed out of the normal growing season. Many cattlemen at this point in the season had to start deciding financially between using up winter stores of hay to feed existing head of cattle and then purchase more hay in the Spring, or they chose to sell off head of cattle, maintain winter stores, and purchase new cattle in the Spring. The greatest crop losses were primarily no second planting of pasture grasses and hay, with soybeans, corn silage and grain, pumpkins and tomatoes, continued poor apple size, and Christmas trees being additional losses of varying degrees. During a normal season, farmers are able to purchase hay for around $60 to $70 per ton, now with the hay being imported from western U.S. states, the price was more in line with $150 to $200 per ton.
Due to the drought conditions and increased fire danger, the Governor on October 19th declared a burn ban for the entire state. A few counties also had either voluntary or mandatory water restrictions in place.
Event Narrative The county began the month under the Severe (D2) Category of drought. That level of severity continued until October 30th when it was downgraded to the Moderate (D1) Category of severity. Primary losses were pasture grasses, and poor size of both pumpkins and tomatoes.


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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 785.00K
BLAND (ZONE) BLAND (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD (ZONE) BEDFORD (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PITTSYLVANIA (ZONE) PITTSYLVANIA (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PATRICK (ZONE) PATRICK (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELL (ZONE) CAMPBELL (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALIFAX (ZONE) HALIFAX (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WYTHE (ZONE) WYTHE (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 85.00K
SMYTH (ZONE) SMYTH (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 100.00K
TAZEWELL (ZONE) TAZEWELL (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLOTTE (ZONE) CHARLOTTE (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) VA 10/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 600.00K
ROANOKE (ZONE) ROANOKE (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APPOMATTOX (ZONE) APPOMATTOX (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMHERST (ZONE) AMHERST (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILES (ZONE) GILES (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTETOURT (ZONE) BOTETOURT (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUCKINGHAM (ZONE) BUCKINGHAM (ZONE) VA 10/02/2007 07:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 785.00K