Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State WEST VIRGINIA
County/Area DODDRIDGE
WFO RLX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-02-26 18:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2010-02-27 08:00:00.0 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 The 2nd prolonged period of snow showers in the later half of February occurred from late on Wednesday the 24th into early on Sunday the 28th.
The event started as a strong upper air disturbance crossed the area late on the 24th into Thursday the 25th. Winds increased late on the 25th into midday Friday the 26th, as the surface storm intensified along the coast. The snow showers continued on the 26th. Blowing snow and frequent wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph caused near blizzard conditions across the open high terrain of Randolph, Webster, Nicholas, and Pocahontas Counties. A peak gust of 47 mph was noted on the mountaintop at Snowshoe. Route 32 and 33 were briefly closed down in northeastern Randolph County by the poor travel conditions. Winds subsided by late afternoon on the 26th.
Late on Friday the 26th into Saturday the 27th, deeper moisture wrapped south, around the nearly stationary storm that was in the vicinity of New York City. The lowland counties from Pleasants, Tyler, Doddridge, and Harrison, on south to Kanawha and Boone saw their peak in the snow showers at this time. Snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches occurred there, in about a 12 hour period.
The storm slowly weakened on Saturday the 27th.
Over the high mountains a total snowfall of 2 to 3 feet occurred over a 3 day period. One to 2 feet of snow fell along many of the river valleys in the mountainous counties over the same period. Of course, due to settling of the deep snow pack, the increase in the snow depth was less than the snowfall. Pickens reported a 38 inch snowfall. Their snow depth went from 12 inches prior to the storm, to 30 inches. The mountain observer near Richwood had a 30 inch snowfall, with their snow depth increasing from 8 inches to 32 inches. Valley Head had around 26 inches of snow fall with their snow depth increasing from 7 inches to 24 inches. Glady had a 24 inch snowfall. The snow depth at Glady was 12 inches prior to the storm. The snow depth at Glady was 28 inches at its conclusion. Buckhannon had a 23 inches of snow fall. Their snow depth went from 4 inches to 23 inches. Elkins had a 16 inch snow fall. The snow depth at Elkins went from 7 inches prior to the storm, to 17 inches at the conclusion. Beckley also had over a foot of snowfall with their snow depth increasing from 2 inches to 14 inches.
The month ended with over 100 inches of snowfall at Snowshoe. Several other mountain locations had around 75 inches or more of snowfall in February. The monthly snowfall totals of 45 inches at Beckley, 44 inches at Elkins, 38 inches at Clarksburg, and nearly 26 inches at Charleston were the most on record for the month of February at those sites.
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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) WV 02/24/2010 20:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICHOLAS (ZONE) NICHOLAS (ZONE) WV 02/24/2010 20:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RALEIGH (ZONE) RALEIGH (ZONE) WV 02/24/2010 22:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) WV 02/24/2010 22:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSHUR (ZONE) UPSHUR (ZONE) WV 02/25/2010 00:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARBOUR (ZONE) BARBOUR (ZONE) WV 02/25/2010 00:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH (ZONE) RANDOLPH (ZONE) WV 02/25/2010 01:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POCAHONTAS (ZONE) POCAHONTAS (ZONE) WV 02/25/2010 01:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RITCHIE (ZONE) RITCHIE (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIRT (ZONE) WIRT (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANE (ZONE) ROANE (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TYLER (ZONE) TYLER (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANAWHA (ZONE) KANAWHA (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODDRIDGE (ZONE) DODDRIDGE (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRAXTON (ZONE) BRAXTON (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOONE (ZONE) BOONE (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRISON (ZONE) HARRISON (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEASANTS (ZONE) PLEASANTS (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WV 02/26/2010 18:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K