On October 27, 1995 a squall line developed ahead of a cold front spawning severe weather across much of central Virginia. Several mesocyclonic signatures were indicated by the WSR-88D (Doppler Radar). The Storm Relative Velocity (SRM) image above indicates one of the strongest mesocyclonic signatures over Hanover County, Virginia. The coupled inbound and outbound signatures indicated an average rotation on the order of 50-55 knots. The Base Reflectivity image below depicts a well defined inflow notch associated with the same cell over Hanover County.
Such severe weather in the fall months is common across portions of the southeast, where a secondary maximum in severe weather occurence extends from late October into late November.