Storm Highway by Dan Robinson
Weather, photography and the open roadClick for an important message

Windy Tuesday: Charleston, WV - October 14, 2003 - 4:00PM-Overnight

Important Message
Dan's YouTube Video Channel
Dan's Twitter feed
Dan's RSS/XML feed

EXPEDITION VIDEO: RealVideo, 2.6MB - Winds gusting over 25-30mph make their presence known around Charleston

Although Tuesday's severe weather threat turned out to be a non-event, the high winds behind the passing cold front stirred up the air in most of the state. The highest wind gust measured by the Storm Highway storm tracking vehicle was 30MPH, which occurred at 5:45PM in Teays Valley. However, winds stayed at or above 15MPH, often gusting to over 25MPH.

Scattered lightning was observed in a few locales, and a handful of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in northern WV and southwestern PA.

Winds in the higher elevations were expected to be higher overnight, with gusts to 60MPH possible in the Blue Ridge vicinity of Virginia.

Frames from video:

Wind gusts lift the shingles on the roof of a Dunbar motel:

The Super 8 Motel's towering sign in Dunbar swayed precariously in the wind:

Traffic lights and signs are tossed around in downtown Charleston:

The anemometer (wind speed instrument) on the Storm Highway truck spinning fast in the wind:

Digital Video: Sony DCR-TRV900 3CCD MiniDV, 720x480 NTSC



Storm Highway contents copyright ©2001 All content - Including photographs, videos, text and graphics may not be reproduced without a paid license.

25 Years of Storm Observing
Important Message
Dan's YouTube Video Channel
Dan's Twitter feed
Dan's RSS/XML feed

This web site is made possible by support from CIS Internet.
CIS Results-Oriented Internet Marketing

GO: Home | Storm Expeditions | Photography | Extreme Weather Library | Stock Footage | Blog

Featured Weather Library Article:

Power arcs during storms
All about those blue-green glows in the sky and what causes them.
More Library Articles

All content © Dan Robinson. All usage requires a paid license - please contact Dan for inquiries.

Web Site Design and Internet Marketing by CIS Internet