RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Surface measurement sites scattered across the Commonwealth provide real-time weather data which is crucial to our reports for you. These same pinpoint sites recorded their strongest wind gusts from yesterday into early this morning, while the rain squall swept through.
Stronger gusts occurred in the blue highlighted areas, which you can tell are along the mountains in western Virginia, and also from Richmond’s Metro Area to the Eastern Shore. The rain squall reached severe limits as it raced eastward at 70 mph in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Other maximum wind gusts not plotted on this map include:
7 SW Fishermans Island: 75 mph (approx. 2:35 a.m. Thursday)
Langley AFB: 68 mph (approx. 2:28 a.m. Thursday)
Oceana: 66 mph (approx. 3 a.m. Thursday)
Back Bay: 63 mph (approx. 3:50 a.m. Thursday)
Gwynn (Mathews Co): 60 mph (approx. 2:05 a.m. Thursday)
Ashland: 44 mph (10:40 p.m. Wednesday)
Farmville: 43 mph (11:45 p.m. Wednesday)
CLICK HERE for a full list of severe weather reports in our region from the Wednesday-Thursday storm.