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Event Winter Storm
State WEST VIRGINIA
County/Area DODDRIDGE
WFO RLX
Begin Date 02/05/2010 17:00:00 EST-5
End Date 02/06/2010 15:00:00 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 A continuous rain on Friday the 5th became heavier in the evening over the southwestern counties of West Virginia. Twelve hour rains of over an inch caused minor stream flooding along roads across portions of Lincoln, Putnam, Cabell, Kanawha, Roane, Jackson, Mason, and Calhoun. The rain changed to sleet then wet snow overnight, or late on the 5th into the 6th.

An exception was Pocahontas County, where the easterly low level flow kept the precipitation as mostly snow. At Snowshoe the snow depth went from 10 inches prior to the storm to 27 inches at the conclusion. At Marlinton the snow depth went from 7 inches to 20 inches. At Bartow the snow depth went from 5 inches to 13 inches.

The other exception was across Fayette and Raleigh Counties in the southern mountains of West Virginia. Here, pockets of freezing rain fell during the daylight hours on the 5th, before changing to snow that night. The ice from the freezing rain accumulated to around a quarter of an inch. The snow accumulations were mostly |2 to 4 inches.

The heavy wet snow caused power outages across the northern lowland counties of West Virginia. On the 11th, several days after the storm, Harrison County still had hundreds of structures without power. Clarksburg snow depth went from zero prior to the storm to 11 inches. Grafton had a 9 inch accumulation. Harrisville had an 8 inch snow accumulation, while Middlebourne measured 7 inches. Elkins had a 6 inch snow accumulation.

Further south, toward Glenville and Sutton, snow accumulations of 5 to 6 inches were more common.

In the central mountain counties of Nicholas and Webster, not enough freezing rain or snow fell to verify the winter storm warning

Since the storm had been predicted well in advance, Governor Joe Manchin declared a state of emergency at the very onset of the storm, on the 5th.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 03:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RALEIGH (ZONE) RALEIGH (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 03:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POCAHONTAS (ZONE) POCAHONTAS (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 07:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRAXTON (ZONE) BRAXTON (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSHUR (ZONE) UPSHUR (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARBOUR (ZONE) BARBOUR (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEASANTS (ZONE) PLEASANTS (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH (ZONE) RANDOLPH (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIRT (ZONE) WIRT (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRISON (ZONE) HARRISON (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOOD (ZONE) WOOD (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODDRIDGE (ZONE) DODDRIDGE (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RITCHIE (ZONE) RITCHIE (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANE (ZONE) ROANE (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TYLER (ZONE) TYLER (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WV 02/05/2010 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENIEL ROANE CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GOLDTOWN JACKSON CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HURRICANE PUTNAM CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HAMLIN LINCOLN CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DUNBAR KANAWHA CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SALT ROCK CABELL CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BEN LOMOND MASON CO. WV 02/05/2010 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GRANTSVILLE CALHOUN CO. WV 02/05/2010 19:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K