Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.00 in.
State VIRGINIA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO RNK
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-01 13:40:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2NW SONTAG
Begin Lat/Lon 36.95/-79.82
End Date 2012-05-01 13:40:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The day started off with a decaying high pressure wedge situated across the piedmonts of Virginia and North Carolina, while a warm front was making its way northward across Kentucky into the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. A strong upper level disturbance moved eastward along the warm front from Kentucky into the mountains during the early part of the afternoon. Several strong to severe thunderstorms developed by mid afternoon as the disturbance moved east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, interacting with unstable air due to strong daytime heating.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 17.50K 0.00K
SONTAG FRANKLIN CO. VA 05/01/2012 13:40 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATHAM PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 05/01/2012 14:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
FIGSBORO HENRY CO. VA 05/01/2012 14:38 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEELING PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA 05/01/2012 14:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HALIFAX HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 14:57 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE OAK HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:00 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALIFAX HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:06 EST-5 Lightning 0 2 0.50K 0.00K
HALIFAX HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:06 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
NEWS FERRY HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
RIVERDALE HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:10 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SINAI HALIFAX CO. VA 05/01/2012 15:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 17.50K 0.00K