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Next derecho: Officials promise more info, more chainsaws
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
19 comments Albemarle and other officials gathered on a recent Thursday afternoon to inform citizens of new strategies– including more chainsaw training and "no-tech" info spots– to prevent reaching...
Deadly derecho: Two die as powerful storm wreaks havoc
Published on Jul 4th, 2012
1 comments It seemed to come out of nowhere on Friday, June 29– a storm that would devastate the state, leaving millions without power for days and six people dead– two in Albemarle County. Now, we...
Storm toll: Falling trees kill two in Albemarle
Published on Jun 30th, 2012
6 comments A man standing on a deck on Decca Lane in the Ivy area of Western Albemarle and woman walking along U.S. 20 near Scottsville were killed by falling trees in the super storm that rolled havoc across...
Snap: Reinforcements?
Published on Aug 16th, 2011
0 comments A half dozen cherry pickers were lined up in the Omni parking lot Tuesday morning, August 16, following the storm the previous Sunday that left much of Charlottesville powerless. The Progress reports...
Heavy rain expected tonight
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
15 comments From the big looping map... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE You better toss that Nerf ball with the kids this afternoon because waiting may mean wetting, as a big low pressure system comes crawling over...
Snap: Rugby Avenue closed due to wires
Published on Jun 4th, 2010
0 comments Here is the caption. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Rugby Avenue, one the prime entrance/exit points for the U.S. 250 Bypass as well as a gateway to McIntire Park, was closed after the big June 3 microburst...
Breaking point: Winds estimated at 75mph or more
Published on Jun 4th, 2010
6 comments Park Street lost a utility pole. PHOTO BY CHARLES WERNER The June 3 microburst snapped trees and utility poles all over town. James E. Lee at the National Weather Service estimates winds were a...
10,000 powerless, weather creates havoc
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
28 comments Dramatization of a microburst. IMAGE BY NASA 5:54pm update: Hail was falling at the speed of rain in the Barracks Road area during the storm. 5:52 update: Barefoot, citing Charlottesville Fire Chief...
Hail, yeah: Tornadic possibility in Western Albemarle
Published on Jun 27th, 2002
0 comments After a pair of bruising storms that brought hail and high winds, some residents could be forgiven for wondering if they're living in storm central.While a huge storm limbed trees on June 4, Waldo...
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