LIVE UPDATES: Severe weather moving out of Central Virginia
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Power Outage Numbers for you to call…
Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-366-4357
Central Virginia Electric Coop: 1-800-367-2832
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: 1-800-552-3904
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones asked Richmond to pray for the child killed today at Maymont.
Colonial Downs has reportedly cancelled tonight's racing card due to power outages in New Kent
— Lane Casadonte (@LaneCBS6) June 13, 2013
Ever wondered why some spots are more prone to power outages than others? Joe St. George reports:
BREAKING: Richmond police say a child has been killed at Maymont after being struck by a tree. Shelby Brown reports that an adult male has been rushed to the hospital.
Read more: http://on.wtvr.com/2PSix1U
One adult male also hit by tree. Taken to hospital
— Shelby Brown (@ShelbyBrownCBS6) June 13, 2013
School aged child hit child.
— Shelby Brown (@ShelbyBrownCBS6) June 13, 2013
UPDATE: Crews are removing six downed trees from I-95 south in Prince George. All lanes remain closed.
DEVELOPING NOW: Large police presence, including Richmond forensics unit, at Maymont. Shelby Brown has LIVE reports on CBS 6 News.
Zach says hardest hit areas right now are Reedville and Kilmarnock and Saluda.
Here’s a photo from Todd that shows an uprooted tree in Ashland that damaged a fence.
Check out this video from Hayley that shows just how powerful that thunder and lightning can be.
BREAKING: VDOT says all lanes of I-95 south in Prince George are closed at mile marker 47 due to downed tree. Expect delays.
STORM REPORT: TREES DOWN IN BRANDERMILL SUBDIVISION IN CHESTERFIELD
Heavy rain continues in Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie.
— CBS 6 WTVR Richmond (@CBS6) June 13, 2013
Severe thunderstorm moving through Charles City County.
Severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for entire Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, back through the Metro Richmond area.
BOOM! Zach says its sounds like the CBS 6 tower just took a lightning hit.
Zach says rougher weather has moved through downtown Richmond.
However, strong storm are moving through Charles City and New Kent counties. Down near Petersburg, folks are also getting pounded. Hopewell and city’s East Side is also getting hit hard now.
The Richmond Fire Department is asking folks to stay indoors if possible. Lt. Hagaman says they have MULTIPLE crews out – and if people DO have to drive, to be mindful of them.
Also, there’s a report of a tree down blocking route 1 in Caroline County.
A lot of lightning moving through Pocahontas State Park.
VDEM reports that 100,000 people are without power in Virginia. Around 40,000 of them are without power in Central Virginia. We’re also getting reports of a tree on top of a car near Maymont.
JUST IN: The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities has cancelled all programs and activities for the remainder of the day and will close all of its facilities at 7 p.m. due to the severe weather forecast. In addition, tonight’s performance at Dogwood Dell has been cancelled.
Dominion Virginia Power reports outages around 33,000 in the Richmond-Petersburg metro.
Isolated flood warnings because of all the rain coming into the area. Check out these rainfall totals so far.
Zach: Number one threat is wind, followed by hail. Now is NOT the time to be out on the roads. Please stay safe, folks. No tornado warnings, but severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect.
From 301 all the way back down to Norman’s Bridge Road. A very intense core near Bass Pro Shops. Staples Mill Road heading to Mountain Road.
Storms moving over Phillip Morris plant on I-95 just south of the river.
Solid line of storms is slamming route 288 all the way from Tuckahoe to downtown Richmond, Ginter Park toward Mechanicsville. “It’s not going around us. Everyone is going to be affected by this in one way or another,” Zach says.
Zach says storms just moving into Wyndham and Glen Allen. He can also hear “gust front” hitting WTVR studios on Broad Street in Richmond’s Museum District.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the following counties until 4:15:
AMELIA COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
SOUTHERN GOOCHLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
SOUTHERN HANOVER COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
HENRICO COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
CENTRAL KING AND QUEEN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
NORTHERN LUNENBURG COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
NOTTOWAY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
POWHATAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
Here’s a photo we just received to firstname.lastname@example.org from Michelle in Ashland.
Line of storms will come through, and behind that, you’ll likely see heavy rain.
Mike says storm has winds in excess of 60 mph. Hail reports coming in closer to 2” in diameter in some locations. Moving through Powhatan, heading into northwest Amelia County right now.
Mike says the heart of the heavier activity will be in Tuckahoe in about 15 minutes. For Richmond, it will be moving in a few minutes after 4 p.m.
Zach says there is also a lot of lightning associated with this line of storms. Here’s some important info lightning safety from the CBS 6 Storm Team.
Zach stresses there is nothing to be afraid of, but that you should remain weather aware and take precautions. Stay with CBS 6, we’ll keep you ahead of the storm.
“It’s getting real. This thing is moving in,” Zach says.
Additionally, severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for much of the Northern Neck.
Mike says a good chunk of Cumberland County now has severe thunderstorm warning. That storm is headed for Powhatan and Amelia.
WJLA helicopter shot shows menacing clouds in northeast Virginia.
Zach says winds are beginning to pick up near the Henrico County-Goochland line.
“Every part of the state is going to be affected by this storm,” says CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel.
He says some part of the state could have wind and even damage from tornadoes. However, others will just see heavy rain and rumbles of thunder.
Zach Daniel says this is NOT a day for storm chasing!
This upper right shot in this image shows some damage on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Check out this shot of the DopplerMax 6 Hail Tracker. Zach says the storm could produce tennis ball-sized hail.
Tornado Warning for King George County in northern Virginia until 3:30 pm
At 2:58 pm a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was over northern Caroline County or 9 miles south of Potomac Creek and was moving northeast at 50 mph. Locations impacted include Ninde.
Zach says strong storm cell is nearing Kings Dominion.
Tornado warning issued for King George County until 3:30 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Caroline, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa.
Watch CBS 6 coverage here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Tornado Warning issued in Spotsylvania County. We’re on TV and streaming online here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Caroline, Essex, Fluvanna, Louisa, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland till 7:00 PM
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa till 2:45 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE & CENTRAL ALBEMARLE UNTIL 215 PM EDT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. THIS LINE OF STORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.
LOCATIONS IN THE PATH INCLUDE: MONTICELLO…CHARLOTTESVILLE…KESWICK…YANCEY MILLS…IVY…NORTH GARDEN.
The NWS issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Rockingham County in western Virginia until 2:15 p.m.
As I was in the middle of my Noon weather forecast…the severe thunderstorm watches were posted for many parts of Virginia. I expect that watch will expand farther east to include the rest of Virginia before long…
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 7:00 p.m. this evening for the following areas:
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 7:00 p.m. this evening for the following areas:
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Alleghany County, Southern Bath County and Covington until 12:30 p.m.
A Watch (either a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or a Tornado Watch) is likely to be issued soon for our entire area for this afternoon and early evening. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s posted! Primary threats: damaging winds, large hail. Secondary concerns: isolated tornadoes (heads up, Northern Neck, you look to be the most favored for that threat.), heavy downpours, and frequent lightning.
You still have your lunch break to secure any property around your home. Bring in patio furniture, toys, trash & recycle bins, etc. With strong to severe wind gusts likely this afternoon into dinner-time, you don’t want all that debris blowing into your car, house, or down your neighborhood street (into somebody else’s car or house).
SCHOOL UPDATE: Orange County Schools are closing 2 hours early today
Here is a storm update from Carrie Rose recorded at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, June 13.