Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State NORTH CAROLINA
County/Area CASWELL
WFO RNK
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-08 23:20:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3SW JERICHO
Begin Lat/Lon 36.25/-79.41
End Date 2008-05-08 23:20:00.0 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 strong storm system across the Ohio Valley during the afternoon of Thursday, May 8th, pushed east toward the mountains Thursday evening. A boundary was trailing from the low across southern Virginia. This put the region in a high shear environment, meaning, winds at the surface were blowing from the southeast, while a few thousand feet above the surface, the winds were blowing out of the southwest at 40 to 50 mph. Supercells formed in the foothills and piedmont of North Carolina, ahead of a strong but broken line of thunderstorms that formed just west of the mountains and became more organized by the time it reached the Blue Ridge. These severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding to portions of Northwest North Carolina.
Event Narrative


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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 34.00K 0.00K
RONDA WILKES CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:27 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT AIRY SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:33 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT AIRY SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LEVEL CROSS SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:55 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELKIN SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
MT AIRY SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 19:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DOBSON SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
STATE RD SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:10 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOBSON SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
DOBSON SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:20 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE PLAINS SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ARARAT SURRY CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
FRANCISCO STOKES CO. NC 05/08/2008 20:35 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANBURY STOKES CO. NC 05/08/2008 21:04 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
DANBURY STOKES CO. NC 05/08/2008 21:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
YADKINVILLE YADKIN CO. NC 05/08/2008 21:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
WALNUT COVE STOKES CO. NC 05/08/2008 21:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
JERICHO CASWELL CO. NC 05/08/2008 23:20 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOONVILLE YADKIN CO. NC 05/08/2008 23:54 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 34.00K 0.00K