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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.88 in.
State VIRGINIA
County/Area BEDFORD
WFO RNK
Begin Date 05/22/2011 18:00:00 EST-5
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location BEDFORD CITY
Begin Lat/Lon 37.3/-79.59
End Date 05/22/2011 18:10:00 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 Scattered thunderstorms spread eastward from a strong mesoscale system over Kentucky and Tennessee in the early evening and continued for several hours. With moderate instability and sufficient vertical wind shear a few storms became intense enough to produce mainly large hail, but also some winds up to 60 mph. The largest hailstones were about golf-ball size. A few storms also produced heavy rainfall, especially over parts of Montgomery, Giles, Wythe and Bedford counties. Radar estimated amounts were 2 to 4 inches in several hours but the highest rain gage totals were at Radford Coop 1.83���, Spruce Run IFLOWS 1.72���, Blacksburg 0.4N CCR 1.62���, Abbott IFLOWS 1.47���.
Event Narrative Hail lasted about 10 minutes.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
STEWARTSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 16:45 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWARTSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 17:05 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWARTSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 17:08 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWARTSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 17:20 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAMBLISSBURG BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 17:25 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD CITY BEDFORD CO. VA 05/22/2011 18:00 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTERS XRDS WYTHE CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:08 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATRON WYTHE CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:08 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTERS XRDS WYTHE CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:17 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTERS XRDS WYTHE CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARROTT PULASKI CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:21 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARROTT PULASKI CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ADWOLF SMYTH CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
THOMAS BRIDGE SMYTH CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTERS XRDS WYTHE CO. VA 05/22/2011 19:42 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PULASKI PULASKI CO. VA 05/22/2011 20:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LONGSHOP MONTGOMERY CO. VA 05/22/2011 20:04 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRICES FORK MONTGOMERY CO. VA 05/22/2011 20:15 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW SULPHUR MONTGOMERY CO. VA 05/22/2011 20:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DRY BRANCH PULASKI CO. VA 05/22/2011 21:32 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODWINS FERRY GILES CO. VA 05/22/2011 22:01 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNT CHIMNEY FRANKLIN CO. VA 05/23/2011 02:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RONDO PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 05/23/2011 03:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 15.00K 0.00K