Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State VIRGINIA
County/Area BEDFORD
WFO RNK
Report Source County Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-16 12:45:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2E STEWARTSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 37.27/-79.77
End Date 2011-04-16 13:30:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2WNW CHAMBLISSBURG
End Lat/Lon 37.26/-79.75
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 strong closed upper level low pressure moved across the Ohio valley, producing a variety of extreme weather across southwest Virginia. In advance of this system, strong southeast winds produced wind damage across the higher elevations. These southeast winds also provided strong upslope lifting along the Blue Ridge. This helped produce heavy rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches and areas of flash flooding. Enough heating occurred ahead of the cold front on the 16th to trigger severe thunderstorms along and east of the Blue Ridge, resulting in widespread thunderstorm wind damage and two tornadoes. Behind the storms, strong northwest winds knocked down many trees given the very wet soil conditions.
Event Narrative Portions of Stewartsville Road from block 24 to 12300 was flooded. Also flooding was reported along Saunders Road.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 5 1.120M 0.00K
BLAND (ZONE) BLAND (ZONE) VA 04/15/2011 16:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAZEWELL (ZONE) TAZEWELL (ZONE) VA 04/15/2011 18:30 EST-5 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMYTH (ZONE) SMYTH (ZONE) VA 04/15/2011 22:18 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPERS GAP CARROLL CO. VA 04/16/2011 11:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANCY GAP CARROLL CO. VA 04/16/2011 11:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLADESBORO CARROLL CO. VA 04/16/2011 11:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD FLOYD CO. VA 04/16/2011 11:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW CASTLE CRAIG CO. VA 04/16/2011 11:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) VA 04/16/2011 12:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WYTHE (ZONE) WYTHE (ZONE) VA 04/16/2011 12:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 35 kts. EG 1 1 2.00K 0.00K
CAVE SPG ROANOKE CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:08 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ROANOKE ROANOKE (C) CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:08 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FLOYD FLOYD CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:10 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PRICES FORK MONTGOMERY CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:23 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AIRPORT ROANOKE CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FT LEWIS BATH CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MITCHELLTOWN BATH CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
GOGGINSVILLE FRANKLIN CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:34 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NATURAL BRIDGE ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:35 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIRTZ FRANKLIN CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:37 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AGRICOLA AMHERST CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:38 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FINCASTLE BOTETOURT CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRINGER BOTETOURT CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:38 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FERRUM FRANKLIN CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:42 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWARTSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THAXTON BEDFORD CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TIMBER RIDGE ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 12:58 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLADEVILLE CARROLL CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VESUVIUS ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:03 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
RAPHINE ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAIRS PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
GRETNA PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RINGGOLD PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRVING BEDFORD CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYH IVY HILL ARPT LYNCHBURG (C) CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDLEDGE AMHERST CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:42 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BROOKNEAL CAMPBELL CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MAYO HALIFAX CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:50 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 4 700.00K 0.00K
SWEET BRIAR AMHERST CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH BOSTON HALIFAX CO. VA 04/16/2011 13:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NARUNA CAMPBELL CO. VA 04/16/2011 14:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AARONS CREEK HALIFAX CO. VA 04/16/2011 14:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
TOGA BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 04/16/2011 14:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARVONIA BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 04/16/2011 14:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 5 1.120M 0.00K