Rainy & Flooding Thursday Across Nelson County

Photos By Victoria Gomez Mininger : ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Chris Davis of Shipman fishes from the support of a bridge over a rapidly moving Rockfish River after hours of heavy rain in Nelson County.

Nelson County, Virginia
Heavy rains and thunderstorms moved through Nelson County and much of Central Virginia Thursday afternoon. The expectation of flooding was enough for Nelson County School officials to close schools for the day.

Victoria Gomez Mininger, captured these shots of flooding in eastern Nelson County Thursday afternoon. Victoria owns Blackberry Creek Photography and is now one of our photographers in the eastern section of Nelson. Go Tori!

A normally peaceful stream runs down Laurel Road in Shipman.

Here at NCL in the Rockfish Valley, our weathernet gauge had recorded 1.86″ of rain for the period ending at 6:30PM. Up in the mountains at Devil’s Knob, our Wintergreen Nature Foundation gauge had measured 2.37″ of rain for the same period ending at 6:30PM. For the month the reading at TWNF was 8.24″ as of Friday morning (3.11.11). Here at NCL the monthly total stands at 4.43″ as of Friday morning.

Here's a look at some other area rainfall totals ending at 6:30PM Thursday evening. The 24 hour totals are fairly impressive, but as you can see, 12 hour totals for the daytime hours Thursday were substantially less. Click on image for larger view.
Fog rises from the cold river as waters push higher up the banks of the Rockfish River Thursday afternoon.

After a soggy couple of days, we dry out nicely for the upcoming weekend with sunny skies and temps in the 60’s!


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