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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State VIRGINIA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO RNK
Begin Date 05/14/2012 20:13:00 EST-5
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location UNION HALL
Begin Lat/Lon 37.03/-79.75
End Date 05/14/2012 21:30:00 EST-5
End Range 3
End Azimuth NNE
End Location GLADE HILL
End Lat/Lon 37.02/-79.76
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 slow moving upper level low pressure system moving across the Tennessee Valley triggered widespread showers and thunderstorms along the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. A few storm became strong to severe in North Carolina, where atmospheric instability was greatest. The ground was observed to be saturated in many areas along the Blue Ridge from rainfall during previous days, which helped to enhance the flooding threat. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches were widespread across the region, while three to six inch rainfall amounts were more common along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Portions of Franklin County received eight to nine inches of rain.
Event Narrative Six to eight inches of water was observed flowing over a bridge on Powells Store Road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 195.00K 0.00K
PEAKSVILLE BEDFORD CO. VA 05/14/2012 18:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNT CHIMNEY FRANKLIN CO. VA 05/14/2012 20:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 190.00K 0.00K
UNION HALL FRANKLIN CO. VA 05/14/2012 20:13 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONETA BEDFORD CO. VA 05/14/2012 20:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLY BROOK BLAND CO. VA 05/14/2012 20:55 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO FORGE ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 05/14/2012 21:47 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 195.00K 0.00K