Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heat
State VIRGINIA
County/Area BEDFORD
WFO RNK
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-01 18:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-07-01 22:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A ridge of high pressure dominated the central and eastern U.S. the last few days of June and into the 1st of July. Records too numerous to mention were broken and in some cases, smashed throughout the eastern half of the nation, many of them all-time records not simply date records. See June Storm Data for the June details in the Blacksburg/Roanoke CWA.
July 1st was the last day of the record-setting heat wave that began around the 27th of June. Records from climate observing sites on July 1st showed 100F at Danville (tied highest for date, records since 1948); 97F at Roanoke (tied 3rd, records since 1912); 97F in Lynchburg (tied 2nd, records since 1893), 90F at Blacksburg (tied 3rd, records since 1952) and 90F at Bluefield (1st, records since 1959).
Event Narrative A 57-year old man died of a heart attack that may have been related to the heat. No autopsy was performed so no conclusive evidence exists as to the cause of death. This was the 4th consecutive day of record or near-record heat in the county.


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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 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) VA 07/01/2012 00:00 EST-5 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD (ZONE) BEDFORD (ZONE) VA 07/01/2012 18:00 EST-5 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K