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Fredericksburg, VA storm damage

Jason and I originally intended today’s chase to be more local to our homes in Montgomery County, MD, but as storms kept popping up to our south we kept dropping south with them. We initially crossed over into Virginia near Leesburg as a promising storm was moving into the area to our west. As that storm diminished, new storm after new storm would develop nearby and we went after them, but each storm pulsed out just as we approached the main core. Our goal for the day was getting into a hail core, but we only managed to get a couple of rounds of pea-sized hail. Eventually we ended up in the Fredericksburg, VA area and intercepted the storm that passed through there. After the main core diminished, I saw a tweet reporting damage in the Fredericksburg area and we went to investigate it.

Here is a video and a couple of pictures of the storm damage just southwest of Fredericksburg along US 1… I might get some more pictures and video processed later, but most of it has already been covered.

UPDATE:

The NWS at LWX have completed their survey and concluded that a microburst with winds of 80 mph hit the area.

000
NWUS51 KLWX 092131
LSRLWX

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
530 PM EDT MON JUL 09 2012

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
..REMARKS..

0520 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 S FREDERICKSBURG 38.26N 77.49W
07/08/2012 SPOTSYLVANIA VA NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 7 INJ *** A MICROBURST WITH 80 MPH WESTERLY WINDS
TORE THROUGH AN AREA 3 MILES SOUTH OF FREDERICKSBURG. ON
FLEMING ST BETWEEN LAFAYETTE BLVD AND ROUTE 1… A ROOF
WAS TORN OFF A GYM AND THE WALL COLLAPSED. THERE WERE 7
INJURIES IN THE GYM. THE ROOF WAS THROWN ONTO A HOME
NEXT DOOR. A FEW OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA
HAD ROOFING DAMAGE. THE INTENSE BURST OF WIND BLEW INTO
A RESIDENTAL AREA WHERE DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED. MANY HOMES IN THE SUBDIVISION WERE DAMAGED BY
FALLING TREES.

&&

CORRECTED EVENT TIME…INJURIES…REMARKS…SOURCE

EVENT NUMBER LWX1200867

$$

STRONG

Just going to log some external links at the bottom here…

Sites that have used my media:

Alex Liggitt’s WJLA ABC 7 Blog
WeatherNation (shared on Facebook, Twitter)
Accuweather

Thank you everyone for all of the re-tweets and mentions on Twitter and Facebook!

Chasecation 2012 Videos

La Crosse, KS tornadoes from 5/25:

…and a time-lapse of the supercell that spawned the nighttime tornadoes:

Thunderstorm time-lapse in May, OK from 6/3:

And here’s a re-post of the Piedmont, OK tornado from 5/29 (just to have all of the videos on one post):

April 3, 2012 Texas tornado videos

U.S. Tornadoes owner/co-author Ian and I have been compiling tornado footage from the outbreak in Texas today. We’re still adding to it, but so far we’ve found 16 videos!

You can view them on the U.S. Tornadoes blog: http://www.ustornadoes.com/2012/04/03/videos-of-the-april-3-2012-tornado-outbreak/

It might take a few seconds to load due to pulling in the video previews from YouTube.

Here’s one of the videos out of Kennedale, Texas:

Tornado videos from today’s storms

Videos are emerging of today’s tornadoes.

Rolla, MO: **WARNING: NSFW LANGUAGE**

 
Fort Leonard Wood, MO:

 
With 8 tornado reports and 41 total storm reports, this is already the biggest severe weather outbreak/event to occur in recorded history on New Years’ Eve. Let’s also not forget about the snow! Some areas in the Northern Plains are forecast to get over a foot of snow from this system.

2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season – IR Satellite

The NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory has released a full June 1st – November 30th IR satellite loop of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and it is truly fun to watch.

You might want to pop in your own music to follow along as it runs…

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Imagery was taken from the GOES-13 satellite. This video is also handy to watch regular storms impact the U.S. east of the Rockies.