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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State VIRGINIA
County/Area ROANOKE
WFO RNK
Begin Date 09/30/2010 07:25:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location VINTON
Begin Lat/Lon 37.28/-79.92
End Date 09/30/2010 12:00:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth W
End Location VINTON
End Lat/Lon 37.28/-79.92
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative On the 25th of September, a powerful area of low pressure was located over the southeastern U.S. Several weak centers of low pressure formed over the Gulf Coast area from the 26th to 28th and pushed northeast along a stationary boundary bringing very high moisture from the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean. This deep moisture was pulled northward into the piedmont of the Carolinas and Virginia. A strong southeast flow developed in the low levels of the atmosphere and initiated a significant upslope component formed as well, with the highest amounts of rain falling along and east of the Blue Ridge. Storm total rainfall was greatest along the crest of the Blue Ridge and east into the foothills. This region received three to five inches. A second around of rain began in earnest during the evening hours of the 29th as remains from Tropical Storm Nicole moved across North Carolina and eastern Virginia. Rainfall rates increased during the overnight hours with the heaviest amounts falling from the Blue Ridge eastward. There was a much sharper western cutoff to this precipitation pattern, with very little falling west of the Blue Ridge and heavy rains to the east. The heaviest rains were concentrated from Rockingham County, NC through Henry County, VA and into southern Franklin County, VA. Rainfall rates of 1.0 to 1.5 inches per hour occurred in the same region that received the heaviest amounts rain on the 26th through the 28th. This prompted flash flooding within this region. Precipitation continued through much of the 30th as the remains of Nicole shifted northward. Three day rainfall totals exceeded ten inches over parts of Henry County with widespread three to five inch totals noted east of the crest of the Blue Ridge.
Event Narrative Flash flooding occurred along Tinker Creek and water almost inundated 13th Street NE. Damage values are estimated.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 3.110M 0.00K
FONTAINE HENRY CO. VA 09/30/2010 04:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BASSETT HENRY CO. VA 09/30/2010 04:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
HENRY FORK FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 05:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
BURNT CHIMNEY FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:46 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FERRUM FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SYDNORSVILLE FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SNYDERSVILLE FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WAIDSBORO FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SNYDERSVILLE FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SNYDERSVILLE FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SNOW CREEK FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PRILLIMAN FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 06:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SOUTH BOSTON HALIFAX CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COLLINSVILLE HENRY CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
VINTON ROANOKE CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:25 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BURNT CHIMNEY FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:27 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HURT PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:37 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CHALK LEVEL PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:37 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEAL PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:49 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DRY FORK PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:49 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CALLANDS PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:49 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MUSEVILLE PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:49 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LITHIA BOTETOURT CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:49 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FOREST NEW LONDON AR BEDFORD CO. VA 09/30/2010 07:52 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RETREAT FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:13 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RETREAT FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:13 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MONTVALE BEDFORD CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:22 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SWEET BRIAR AMHERST CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SAGO FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:35 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LEVEL RUN PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:37 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRETNA PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:37 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PENHOOK FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:47 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SONANS PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:47 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CHATHAM PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 09/30/2010 08:47 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LOWESVILLE AMHERST CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:10 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PEDLAR MILLS AMHERST CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:12 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MONTVALE BEDFORD CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:28 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CLIFTON FORGE CITY ALLEGHANY CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
TRUEVINE FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:41 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SAGO FRANKLIN CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:41 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NATURAL BRIDGE ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:56 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MONETA BEDFORD CO. VA 09/30/2010 09:59 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 3.110M 0.00K