Storm Events Database
|-- Flood Cause||Heavy Rain|
|Begin Date||04/19/2011 11:30:00 EST-5|
|End Date||04/19/2011 17:00:00 EST-5|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||On Tuesday the 19th, a strong east to west front stretched from north central West Virginia on across extreme southern Ohio near the Ohio River.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved into southeast Ohio around 0200E, reaching into the northern half of West Virginia by dawn on the 19th. The rain was its heaviest during the mid morning into the early afternoon. The rain diminished by mid and late afternoon, as the front lifted north. By mid afternoon, rain amounts of 1.5 to 2.0 inches were common, generally near the Route 50 corridor. The ground was already wet prior to this event. As a result, small stream flooding was common from Barbour County on west through Harrison, Doddridge, and Ritchie Counties. Numerous roads were flooded and closed, but homes were not flooded.
A strong rise occurred on the West Fork River, but the crest remained below flood stage at Clarksburg.
Another round of convection followed during the predawn hours on the 20th, ahead of the cold front. However, these showers and thunderstorms were weakening as they reached into West Virginia.
|Event Narrative||Streams overflowed across roads.|
All events for this episode:
|FRENCH CREEK||UPSHUR CO.||WV||04/19/2011||07:58||EST-5||Hail||0.88 in.||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|MC GEE||TAYLOR CO.||WV||04/19/2011||11:45||EST-5||Flood||0||0||15.00K||0.00K|