Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Thousands are still in the dark following Sunday’s storms.

A large tree blocks the entrance to the parking lot at Stanaford Elementary School. This is just one example of the damage from Sunday’s storms.

We have at least 50,000 Appalachian Power customers without power in southern West Virginia.

The wind gusts, when this thing rolled through on Sunday, ranged from 44 mph at the Beckley-Memorial Airport to 60 to 61 mph at both in Bluefield and Lewisburg. If you check out the radar animation, this started out as a line of storms, a squall line. They came right through the entire state of Kentucky, moved through West Virginia, ended up in Washington, D.C. later in the day.

We’ll find out if it was indeed a derecho that plowed from the Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic in a couple of days from the Storm Prediction Center. The cold front is coming through and we have cooler, drier air, and a quieter pattern setting up shop for the rest of the week.

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