Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 39 kts.
State VIRGINIA
County/Area PATRICK
WFO RNK
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-09-18 03:30:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-09-18 03:30:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 3.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Heavy rain occurred across the entire forecast area, but particularly across the mountains, as a low pressure system passed rapidly northward from the gulf coast through Kentucky and West Virginia. This low brought with it unusually high amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, with the 18/12Z upper air sounding for KRNK observing 1.69 inches of precipitable water, and the 18/12Z upper air sounding from KGSP observing 1.92 inches, values for both locations being around 2 standard deviations above normal for mid-September. Anywhere from 2 to 5 inches total rainfall accumulation was observed for the passage of this system with the eastern facing slope receiving the highest rainfall amounts. Despite the heavy widespread rainfall however, very few locations experienced anything more than brief periods of nuisance flooding/high water issues because there had been very little rainfall for the past several weeks leading up to the event.
Event Narrative A four-inch diameter tree limb was blown down and roofing material was blown off of a barn near Mabry 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 4.00K 0.00K
PATRICK (ZONE) PATRICK (ZONE) VA 09/18/2012 03:30 EST-5 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
TAZEWELL (ZONE) TAZEWELL (ZONE) VA 09/18/2012 03:30 EST-5 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 4.00K 0.00K