Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 1.00 in.
State VIRGINIA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO RNK
Report Source Fire Department/Rescue
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-01 18:06:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0N BOONES MILL
Begin Lat/Lon 37.12/-79.97
End Date 2012-08-01 18:06:00.0 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 A broad, weak upper trough persisted across the eastern U.S., a continuation of the pattern from late July. With a very moist, unstable air mass present across the region and the presence of the upper trough, scattered to numerous thunderstorms developed during the afternoon and persisted even past midnight. The storms generally progressed from the southern Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia to Roanoke and south central Virginia during the late afternoon/evening. Then, around 10 pm EDT, a new area of thunderstorms developed in northwest North Carolina, which also quickly became severe. The main event from all of these thunderstorms was severe hail, namely quarter-sized or larger. The Roanoke area was particularly hard hit when a supercell drifted across the city from northeast to southwest. Isolated thunderstorm wind events were also reported.
Event Narrative The Franklin County Fire Department observed quarter-sized hail at Boones Mill.


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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 1.756M 0.00K
MILLBORO BATH CO. VA 08/01/2012 14:49 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLBORO BATH CO. VA 08/01/2012 15:15 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 08/01/2012 16:20 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANOKE CITY ROANOKE CO. VA 08/01/2012 17:20 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.250M 0.00K
SALEM (C) SALEM (C) CO. VA 08/01/2012 17:28 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
CAVE SPG ROANOKE CO. VA 08/01/2012 17:45 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BOONES MILL FRANKLIN CO. VA 08/01/2012 18:06 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROANOKE CITY ROANOKE CO. VA 08/01/2012 18:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ASPEN CHARLOTTE CO. VA 08/01/2012 19:15 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.756M 0.00K