Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State VIRGINIA
County/Area BEDFORD
WFO RNK
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-18 15:30:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2009-12-19 12:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure tracked from the northeast Gulf coast early on December 18th reaching a position near Alma, Georgia as a 997 mb low by Friday the 18th at 5 PM EST. The storm continued moving northeast and deepened to a 986 mb low near Cape Hatteras by 10 AM December 19th. Heavy snow began around midday on the 18th and snows rapidly accumulated to warning criteria levels by late afternoon or early evening in all of the Virginia counties. All forms of travel were rendered extremely difficult for several days due to this storm and numerous vehicle accidents were reported. Final snow totals ranged from less than 6 inches in the far southeast counties to over 25 inches in parts of Alleghany, Rockbridge, Montgomery and Bath counties. This was the biggest snowstorm to affect western Virginia since the January 6-8, 1996 storm. Several stations set December single-storm snowfall records from this storm including Roanoke and Blacksburg.
Event Narrative Snow amounts ranged from 10 inches in the southeast to 15 inches in the northwest. Very hazardous travel conditions prevailed during the storm across the entire 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 65.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PATRICK (ZONE) PATRICK (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 11:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAZEWELL (ZONE) TAZEWELL (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 12:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMYTH (ZONE) SMYTH (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 12:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 12:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WYTHE (ZONE) WYTHE (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PITTSYLVANIA (ZONE) PITTSYLVANIA (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALIFAX (ZONE) HALIFAX (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILES (ZONE) GILES (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAND (ZONE) BLAND (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 13:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGHANY (ZONE) ALLEGHANY (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BATH (ZONE) BATH (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 14:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAIG (ZONE) CRAIG (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 14:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANOKE (ZONE) ROANOKE (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 14:45 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKBRIDGE (ZONE) ROCKBRIDGE (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTETOURT (ZONE) BOTETOURT (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLOTTE (ZONE) CHARLOTTE (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELL (ZONE) CAMPBELL (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD (ZONE) BEDFORD (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 15:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMHERST (ZONE) AMHERST (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 16:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUCKINGHAM (ZONE) BUCKINGHAM (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 16:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APPOMATTOX (ZONE) APPOMATTOX (ZONE) VA 12/18/2009 16:30 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 65.00K 0.00K