Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WEST VIRGINIA
County/Area DODDRIDGE
WFO RLX
Begin Date 04/19/2011 11:30:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location ASHLEY
Begin Lat/Lon 39.41/-80.68
End Date 04/19/2011 17:00:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth NNE
End Location SEDALIA
End Lat/Lon 39.38/-80.57
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
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:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FRENCH CREEK UPSHUR CO. WV 04/19/2011 07:58 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VIENNA WOOD CO. WV 04/19/2011 11:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ASHLEY DODDRIDGE CO. WV 04/19/2011 11:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WALLACE HARRISON CO. WV 04/19/2011 11:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MC GEE TAYLOR CO. WV 04/19/2011 11:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
OVERFIELD BARBOUR CO. WV 04/19/2011 12:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PIKE RITCHIE CO. WV 04/19/2011 12:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K