Snowfall from January 6th-9th, 2011

A strong low pressure system in the upper levels of the atmosphere over the Ohio Valley, was slow moving from January 6th through the 8th. With very cold air in place, a series of disturbances pushed east from the Tennessee and Ohio Valley into our area during this time, bringing an off and on again period of snow and snow showers. The first wave brought most accumulations to the North Carolina mountains into far southwest Virginia. Afterwards, from the 8th-9th, a prolonged period of northwest winds kept snow showers accumulating in the favored regions of southeast West Virginia south into the North Carolina mountains. This system was strong enough to send some snow showers as far east as the piedmont. Even thunder was
reported with a narrow band of heavier snow showers that moved across Danville.


Snowfall Totals From Jan 6th-9th, 2011
Snow Totals from January 6th-9th, 2011.

Heavier Snow Band moving across the Danville Area.
Heavier snow band with thunder reported moving across Danville, VA.


  
********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   3.5 SSW SPARTA         1.0   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                     

...ASHE COUNTY...
   6 W WEST JEFFERSON    10.0  1043 AM  1/08                          
   3 SW CRESTON           8.4   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                
   2 SSE NELLA            7.0   941 AM  1/08          
   1.5 E TODD             6.3   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                
   LANSING                5.0   845 PM  1/07           

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   1.2 SE BEECH MTN      23.2   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   BETHEL                15.0  1000 AM  1/08  
   1.4 SSE VALLE CRUCIS  13.0   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   BLOWING ROCK          12.0  1212 PM  1/08                          
   BOONE                  8.5   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   2 S MEAT CAMP          7.4   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS 
   4.4 NE BLOWING ROCK    5.7   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   2.8 ENE BLOWING ROCK   4.5   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS    
           
        

VIRGINIA

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
   3 WNW FOREST           2.1   900 AM  1/08          
   3.2 W BEDFORD          1.0   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   BEDFORD                1.0   900 AM  1/09  COOP                

...BLAND COUNTY...
   CERES                  4.8   300 PM  1/08                          

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...    
   0.6 S GLADYS           1.0   900 AM  1/09

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   LAUREL FORK            3.0   700 AM  1/08  
   6.1 N GALAX            1.4   900 AM  1/09                        
   HILLSVILLE             1.0   720 PM  1/07                          

...CITY OF DANVILLE...
   DANVILLE AIRPORT       1.0  1046 PM  1/07                          

...FLOYD COUNTY...
   COPPER HILL            3.3   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   6.2 S COPPER HILL      2.1   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                          

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   3.6 W ROCKY MOUNT      1.2   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS

...GILES COUNTY...
   3 SW EGGLESTON         2.0   910 AM  1/08                          

...GRAYSON COUNTY...
   NNE COMERS ROCK        6.0   109 PM  1/08                          
   INDEPENDENCE           3.5   109 PM  1/08      
   1.3 S INDEPENDENCE     2.4   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                    

...HALIFAX COUNTY...
   SOUTH BOSTON           1.0   900 AM  1/09  COOP                          

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   BLACKSBURG             4.1   900 AM  1/09  NWS BLACKSBURG
   3.2 NNW BLACKSBURG     3.3   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   0.4 N BLACKSBURG       2.9   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS          
   MERRIMAC               1.5   100 PM  1/08          
   1.1 ESE CHRISTIANSBURG 1.4   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                

...PATRICK COUNTY...
   4.5 SW MEADOWS OF DAN  3.8   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS
   MEADOWS OF DAN         2.0   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   WOOLWINE               1.0   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS

...PULASKI COUNTY...
   DUBLIN                 1.5  1136 AM  1/08                          

...ROANOKE COUNTY...
   5 N BOONES MILL        1.5   937 AM  1/08 
   4.9 SW ROANOKE         1.1   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                          

...SMYTH COUNTY...
   4.4 WSW MARION         5.5   900 AM  1/08  COCORAHS
   2.4 ENE MARION         5.0   900 AM  1/08  COCORAHS
   1 W MARION             5.0   731 AM  1/08                             

...TAZEWELL COUNTY...
   BLUEFIELD              6.1  1105 AM  1/08                          
   3 SW CLAYPOOL HILL     5.0   745 AM  1/08
   RICHLANDS              4.9   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   BURKES GARDEN          3.4   900 AM  1/09  COOP                        
      
...WYTHE COUNTY...
   WYTHEVILLE             4.0   900 AM  1/09  COCORAHS                         

WEST VIRGINIA

...GREENBRIER COUNTY...
   QUINWOOD              12.0   630 PM  1/08  
   MCROSS                10.7   900 AM  1/09  COOP              
   CRAWLEY                8.0   640 PM  1/08                          
   2 ENE TROUT            4.0  1210 PM  1/08                          
   FRIARS HILL            2.0   800 AM  1/07
   LEWISBURG              1.8   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   WHITE SULPHUR SPGS     1.5   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   ALDERSON               1.3   900 AM  1/09  COOP
   RENICK                 1.0   900 AM  1/09  COOP                          

...MERCER COUNTY...
   LASHMEET              11.0   620 PM  1/08
   BLUEFIELD              7.0   900 AM  1/09  COOP

...MONROE COUNTY...
   UNION                  4.2   900 AM  1/09  COOP
                          

...SUMMERS COUNTY...
   JUMPING BRANCH         7.0  1034 AM  1/09                          
   ELLISON RIDGE          7.0  1033 AM  1/09                          
   SANDSTONE              4.0   650 PM  1/08                          
   4 NW SANDSTONE         4.0   655 PM  1/08                          
   HINTON                 3.0   906 AM  1/09                          
   2 ESE HINTON           2.5   132 PM  1/08      
   PENCE SPRINGS          2.3   900 AM  1/09  COOP