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Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.50 in.
State WEST VIRGINIA
County/Area MONROE
WFO RNK
Begin Date 04/26/2012 18:56:00 EST-5
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location LINDSIDE
Begin Lat/Lon 37.45/-80.67
End Date 04/26/2012 18:56:00 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 What began as an unseasonably cold, even snowy week for late April, ended with very heavy rain, especially across southeast West Virginia and southwest Virginia. The front that brought the very cold weather to the region early in the week was returning north of a warm front on the 26th. This, combined with a strong upper-level disturbance tracking across the Ohio Valley and an influx of Gulf moisture, set the stage for the development of showers and thunderstorms . Rainfall amounts across much of southeast West Virginia and southwest Virginia were in the 1.0 to 2.0 inch range for the 24-hour period from midnight Thursday April 26th to midnight Friday April 27th. However, the most significant rainfall fell across areas of southwest Virginia, west of I-77, and in southeast West Virginia. In these areas, several locations received rainfall of 2.0 to 3.0 inches in the 24-hour period ending at midnight June 27th, with parts of Bland county receiving in excess of 5.0 inches of rain. In West Virginia, the heaviest rain fell in Greenbrier county in the Rainelle and Caldwell areas, where several roads were closed and some were washed out.

During the afternoon and evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms redeveloped across southeast West Virginia and southwest Virginia in an increasingly warm, humid air mass. Some of these became severe producing quarter to ping-pong ball-sized hail.
Event Narrative The public observed ping-pong ball-sized hail in the Lindside area.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PRINCETON MERCER CO. WV 04/26/2012 17:28 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC ROSS GREENBRIER CO. WV 04/26/2012 17:53 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUEFIELD MERCER CO. WV 04/26/2012 18:12 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLANDS GREENBRIER CO. WV 04/26/2012 18:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL GREENBRIER CO. WV 04/26/2012 18:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
TUCKAHOE GREENBRIER CO. WV 04/26/2012 18:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINDSIDE MONROE CO. WV 04/26/2012 18:56 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 0.00K