REMNANTS OF FAY BRING BENEFICIAL RAINS BUT SOME FLOODING TO THE AREA
August 27-28th, 2008

 

Remnants of T.S. Fay moved slowly up the west side of the Appalachian mountains, and interacted with a frontal boundary just to our south. Moderate to heavy rain was able to spread up and over a shallow cool air mass across the entire Blacksburg Forecast Area. Five to ten inches of rain were the higher amounts reported from the North Carolina mountains up the Blue Ridge and east into the North Carolina and southern Virginia piedmonts as well (See table and graphic below).

Flash flooding occurred in portions of the above areas, but nothing substantial.
The heavy rains also brought the Dan River at South Boston to 19.9 feet, which is 0.9 feet above flood stage. No substantial flooding occurred here as well.

Severe thunderstorms, and isolated tornadoes were confined to the south of our area.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF UNOFFICIAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS OF 2 INCHES OR MORE, FOR WHAT OCCURRED DURING THE REMNANTS OF FAY. THESE REPORTS ARE FROM A COMBINATION OF SOURCES INCLUDING COOP OBSERVERS...IFLOWS GAGES...AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING STATION AND VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS.

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...

8.37 SPARTA 3.5 MILES SSW

...ASHE COUNTY...

9.18 JEFFERSON COOP
7.84 LAUREL SPRINGS
6.45 TRANSOU COOP
2.29 ASHE COUNTY AIRPORT

...CASWELL COUNTY...

4.80 YANCEYVILLE COOP 4 MILES SOUTHEAST
4.39 CASWELL GAME LANDS

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...

5.55 REIDSVILLE COOP
4.26 EDEN COOP

...STOKES COUNTY...

4.66 DANBURY
4.59 KING AG COOP

...SURRY COUNTY...

3.51 FISHER RIVER NEAR COPELAND
3.16 MOUNT AIRY 4.3 MILES WEST
2.91 MOUNT AIRY COOP
2.58 ARARAT

...WATAUGA COUNTY...

13.24 ONE MILE SOUTHEAST OF BOONE COOP
9.42 BLOWING ROCK 4.4 MILES NORTHEAST
7.97 TRIPLETT
7.76 BLOWING ROCK 2.2 MILES NORTHEAST
5.66 BOONE RG (TVA)
4.96 BLACKBURN KNOB IFLOWS

...WILKES COUNTY...

7.95 ELK CREEK
7.58 WILBAR
7.22 MILLERS CREEK 8.6 MILES NORTH
6.85 W KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR
5.80 NORTH WILKESBORO COOP
5.40 RENDEZVOUS MOUNTAIN
4.56 ROARING RIVER

...YADKIN COUNTY...

3.39 YADKINVILLE COOP

VIRGINIA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...

3.27 COVINGTON 4.1 EAST
3.11 FORE MTN IFLOWS
3.04 LOW MOOR IFLOWS
2.32 RICH PATCH IFLOWS
2.16 WARM SPRINGS MTN IFLOWS

...AMHERST COUNTY...

3.47 LYNCHBURG 2.5 NNW
3.30 PEDLAR DAM

...APPOMATTOX COUNTY...

2.12 APPOMATTOX COOP

...BATH COUNTY...

3.20 INGALLS FIELD IFLOWS
2.72 JORDON TOP IFLOWS
2.70 HOT SPRINGS COOP
2.66 LIME KILN RAWS
2.64 TRAPPERS LODGE IFLOWS
2.52 YOST IFLOWS
2.32 MILL CRK/CO LINE IFLOWS

...BEDFORD COUNTY...

4.78 HOLCOMB ROCK COOP
4.78 GLASGOW 6.9 SSE
4.11 BEDFORD COOP
3.93 HUDDLESTON COOP
3.42 MONETA 3.7 SOUTHWEST

...BLAND COUNTY...

2.78 BLAND COOP

...BOTETOURT COUNTY...

7.98 TINKER CREEK IFLOWS
6.43 CARVIN CREEK IFLOWS
6.39 DALEVILLE IFLOWS
5.31 TROUTVILLE IFLOWS
5.20 APPLE ORCHARD IFLOWS
4.63 GLADE CREEK IFLOWS
3.48 ORISKANY IFLOWS
3.02 BUCHANAN COOP
2.40 SLOAN BRANCH IFLOWS
2.36 NORTH FORK IFLOWS
2.12 BUCHANAN

...CITY OF DANVILLE...

5.97 DANVILLE ASOS

...CITY OF ROANOKE...

4.72 ROANOKE R AT STP IFLOWS
4.56 ROANOKE R. AT WALNUT ST.

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...

3.06 LYNCHBURG COOP
2.87 BROOKNEAL COOP
2.81 CONCORD COOP
2.70 LYNCHBURG AP (ASOS)

...CARROLL COUNTY...

5.20 PIPERS GAP ILFOWS
5.20 FANCY GAP IFLOWS
4.01 GALAX WATER PLANT COOP
3.92 WOODLAWN IFLOWS
2.32 GLADESBORO IFLOWS
2.32 BUFFALO MTN. IFLOWS

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...

3.10 KEYSVILLE COOP

...CRAIG COUNTY...

3.39 CRAIGS CREEKK/RTE 614 IFLOWS
3.18 CRAIG VALLEY NEAR NEW CASTLE 2 NE
2.52 ABBOTT IFLOWS
2.32 JOHNS CK/RTE 311 IFLOWS
2.16 SIMMONSVILLE IFLOWS
2.12 UPPER JOHNS CREEK IFLOWS

...FLOYD COUNTY...

4.64 COPPER HILL IFLOWS
4.11 COPPER HILL COOP
2.56 MTN. VIEW CHURCH IFLOWS

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...

6.19 ROCKY MOUNT COOP
6.09 ROCKY MOUNT/PIGG RIVER IFLOWS
5.87 SIMMONDS GAP IFLOWS
5.62 MAGGODEE CK IFLOWS
5.26 ROCKY MOUNT 3.6 WEST
4.92 BLACKWATER/CALLAWAY IFLOWS
4.80 ROUTE 640/PIGG RIVER IFLOWS
4.32 FERRUM IFLOWS
3.92 ADNEY GAP IFLOWS
3.42 SNOW CREEK/RTE 632 IFLOWS
3.35 GILLS CREEK NF IFLOWS

...GILES COUNTY...

2.84 MOUNTAIN LAKE BIO IFLOWS
2.40 DISMAL
2.24 SPRUCE RUN IFLOWS
2.03 NEWPORT 2 NE

...GRAYSON COUNTY...

4.60 GRAYSON HIGHLAND IFLOWS
4.60 JONES KNOB IFLOWS
4.40 BETHEL IFLOWS

...HALIFAX COUNTY...

3.70 SOUTH BOSTON COOP
3.52 RANDOLPH

...HENRY COUNTY...

6.96 PROVIDENCE CH. IFLOWS
6.93 JONES CREEK IFLOWS
6.57 SMITH RIVER SG IFLOWS
6.54 BLACKBERRY BRDG IFLOWS
6.27 MT HERMON CHURCH IFLOWS
5.44 MEADOWS CHURCH IFLOWS
4.95 CHESTNUT KNOB IFLOWS
4.94 LOWER SMITH IFLOWS
4.64 MARROWBONE RES. IFLOWS
4.55 RANGELEY BRANCH IFLOWS
4.52 BLACKBERRY CREEK IFLOWS
4.44 SANVILLE IFLOWS
4.28 MARTINSVILLE HYD ELEC IFLOWS
3.52 PRILLIMAN IFLOWS
2.64 PHILPOTT DAM
2.37 BLUE RIDGE AIRPORT

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...

4.56 BLACKSBURG NWS
3.31 BLACKSBURG IFLOWS
3.23 FALLING BRANCH IFLOWS
3.04 BRUSH MTN IFLOWS
2.53 BLACKSBURG 0.4 NORTH
2.44 IRONTO IFLOWS
2.36 POOR MTN. IFLOWS
2.26 CHRISTIANSBURG 1S COOP
2.16 LAFAYETTE SG/IFLOWS
2.13 LAFAYETTE COOP
2.12 SHAWSVILLE SG/IFLOWS
2.02 CHRISTIANSBURG 1.1 ESE

...PATRICK COUNTY...

7.82 BUSTED ROCK #2 IFLOWS
6.27 WOOLWINE COOP
5.12 CIRCLE M IFLOWS
4.73 STUART COOP
4.20 BUSTED ROCK #1 IFLOWS
4.16 CRITZ IFLOWS
3.96 SLATE MTN. IFLOWS
3.88 DRY POND IFLOWS
3.41 MEADOWS OF DAN COOP
2.60 RAVEN ROCK CHURCH IFLOWS
2.12 WILLOW HILL CHRCH IFLOWS

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...

5.55 DANVILLE COOP
3.64 CHATHAM COOP

...PULASKI COUNTY...

4.00 PEAK CREEK IFLOWS
3.16 BACK CREEK IFLOWS
2.96 CASEKNIFE STATION IFLOWS
2.44 NEW RIVER VALLEY AIRPORT IFLOWS

...ROANOKE COUNTY...

7.58 WITT'S ORCHARD
6.90 CAVE SPRING 2.4 SSW
6.19 SUGARLOAF MTN IFLOWS
6.08 MASON CREEK IFLOWS
5.08 MILL MOUNTAIN IFLOWS
4.58 ROANOKE AP (ASOS)
4.35 TINKER CREEK S. IFLOWS SG/RG
4.19 MASON COVE IFLOWS
3.80 FORT LEWIS MTN IFLOWS
2.88 SALEM PUMP STN IFLOWS

...ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY...

9.23 IRISH GAP IFLOWS
6.23 GLASGOW COOP
4.00 BUFFALO CK AT MURAT IFLOWS SG/RG
3.78 BUENA VISTA COOP
3.56 GLASGOW IFLOWS SG/RG
3.48 ROCKBRIDGE BATHS IFLW/USGS
3.42 BROWNSBURG COOP
3.24 BUENA VISTA RIVER
3.08 NORTH MTN IFLOWS
2.94 BUENA VISTA 6.3 NNE
2.72 N. BUFFALO CRK IFLOWS
2.70 GOSHEN COOP
2.12 KERRS CREEK COOP

...SMYTH COUNTY...

2.84 LITTLE BRUSHY IFLOWS
2.59 MARION TVA RG
2.52 NEBO IFLOWS
2.17 SALTVILLE COOP
2.15 SALTVILLE PRECIP (TVA)

...TAZEWELL COUNTY...

2.72 EAST RIVER MTN IFLOWS
2.55 BURKES GARDEN COOP
2.44 GRATTON IFLOWS

...WYTHE COUNTY...

3.84 2WAY WYTHEVILLE
3.60 SAND MTN IFLOWS
3.57 WYTHEVILLE COOP
3.43 CRAWFISH VALLEY IFLOWS
3.33 STONY FORK USFS RAWS
2.80 CEDAR SPRINGS IFLOWS

WEST VIRGINA

...SUMMERS COUNTY...

2.66 PIPESTEM RAWS
2.59 KEENEY KNOB IFLOWS

 

 

 

Rainfall Amounts Graphic