Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 65 kts.
County/Area MONROE
Report Source 911 Call Center
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-29 19:18:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1NNW JOHNSON XRDS
Begin Lat/Lon 37.6295/-80.6328
End Date 2012-06-29 19:40:00.0 EST-5
End Location 0N LINDSIDE
End Lat/Lon 37.4535/-80.67
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A derecho of historic proportion rolled through the region and caused widespread, significant damage. Numerous power outages occurred. Some customers were without power for 12 days which coincided with a prolonged period of excessive heat. The derecho had its origin around Chicago, Illinois around 1:00 pm EST. By 7:00 pm EST the derecho had reached southeast West Virginia. Only two hours later, it was pushing through Southside Virginia. By midnight EST it had reached the Atlantic coast.
Event Narrative Thunderstorm winds downed hundreds of trees and many power lines across the county. The greatest concentration of downed trees was to the north and west of Union. The damage extended into the Lindside area where a tree fell onto a moving vehicle. One occupant of the vehicle sustained scrapes and bruises. Damage values are estimated.


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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 1 1.500M 0.00K
RAINELLE GREENBRIER CO. WV 06/29/2012 18:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 76 kts. MG 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
HINTON SUMMERS CO. WV 06/29/2012 19:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 225.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON XRDS MONROE CO. WV 06/29/2012 19:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 1 500.00K 0.00K
GARDNER MERCER CO. WV 06/29/2012 19:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 1.500M 0.00K