Wakefield NWS Post-Storm Report on Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L)

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Preliminary Post-Storm Report on Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L)
United States National Weather Service
The National Weather Service's Preliminary Post-storm report on 2006's Tropical Storm Ernesto from its office in w:Wakefield, Virginia.

From http://www.erh.noaa.gov/displayprod.php?product=WBCPNSAKQ

Note: The link is only for the current information statement. On September 3, 2006, the following was issued.

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PRELIMINARY POST STORM REPORT...TS ERNESTO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
400 PM EDT SAT SEP 2 2006 

...GENERAL INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO MOVED NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AFTER 
MAKING LANDFALL NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA BORDER DURING 
THE LATE EVENING HOURS OF THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2006. THE REMNANTS OF 
ERNESTO...COMBINED WITH STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING SOUTHWARD FROM 
NEW ENGLAND AND SOUTHEAST CANADA...BROUGHT STRONG WINDS...HIGHER 
THAN NORMAL TIDES...VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING TO NORTHEAST 
NORTH CAROLINA...CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA AND THE LOWER MARYLAND 
EASTERN SHORE. ERNESTO BECOME EXTRATROPICAL AS IT STALLED OVER 
SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA FRIDAY EVENING.    


A.  HIGHEST WINDS...ALL WINDS IN MPH AND TIMES IN UTC.  

    LOCATION          SUSTAINED WIND  MAX GUST  MAX GUST TIME 

ELIZABETH CITY NC (KECG)   33             41     0854 UTC 9/1
OCEANA NAS VA (KNTU)       33             52     1111 UTC 9/1
NORFOLK VA (KORF)          41             53     1153 UTC 9/1
NEWPORT NEWS VA (KPHF)     45             55     1345/1516 UTC 9/1
LANGLEY AFB VA (KLFI)      47             67     1243 UTC 9/1
WEST POINT VA (KFYJ)       31             62     1642 UTC 9/1
MELFA VA (KMFV)            39             54     1442 UTC 9/1
LEWISETTA VA               43             63     1800 UTC 9/1
WALLOPS ISLAND VA (KWAL)   56             68     2131 UTC 9/1
SALISBURY VA (KSBY)        45             62     2135 UTC 9/1
OCEAN CITY MD              49             58     0038/0055 UTC 9/2
BISHOPS HEAD MD            44             75     2030 UTC 9/1
CAMBRIDGE MD               41             56     0000 UTC 9/2
RAPPAHANNOCK LIGHT         55             67     1812 UTC 9/1
KIPTOPEKE                  34             51     1248 UTC 9/1
YORK RIVER RANGE LIGHT     60             76     1318/1418 UTC 9/1
YORK RIVER USCG            60             75     1436 UTC 9/1
CAPE HENRY                 58             66     1342 UTC 9/1  


B.  PRESSURE DATA...ALL TIMES IN UTC (SUBTRACT 4 HOURS FOR EDT)  

ELIZABETH CITY NC (KECG)                    1012.1 MB/0654 9/1
                                           29.89 INCHES 

NEWPORT NEWS VA (KPHF)                      1000.6 MB/1755 9/1
                                           29.52 INCHES

VIRGINIA BEACH VA (KNTU)                    1002.1 MB/1856 9/1
                                           29.59 INCHES

NORFOLK NAVAL STATION (KNGU)                1001.8 MB/1753 9/1
                                           29.58 INCHES

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE (KLFI)               1001.4 MB/1855 9/1
                                           29.57 INCHES

WAKEFIELD VA (KAKQ)                         1000.9 MB/1954 9/1
                                           29.52 INCHES

FRANKLIN VA (KFKN)                          1000.6 MB/1940 9/1
                                           29.51 INCHES

             
C.  RAINFALL...STORM TOTALS IN INCHES

LOCATION                           AMOUNT (INCHES)

NORTH CAROLINA...

ELIZABETH CITY USCG STATION         5.07


MARYLAND...

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
  PRINCESS ANNE                    5.90     

...WICOMICO COUNTY...
  SALISBURY                        5.60     

...WORCESTER COUNTY...
  SNOW HILL                        7.19   


VIRGINIA

...ACCOMACK COUNTY...
  CHINCOTEAGUE                     8.00     
  WALLOPS ISLAND                   4.53     

...AMELIA COUNTY...
  AMELIA COUNTY                    6.60  

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
  RUTHER GLEN                      4.75     

...CHARLES CITY COUNTY...
  CHARLES CITY                     6.22     

...CHESTERFIELD COUNTY...
  CHESTER                          4.40
  BON AIR                          3.00 
  MIDLOTHIAN                       2.50 

...CITY OF CHESAPEAKE
  CHESAPEAKE                       8.93

...CITY OF HAMPTON
  HAMPTON                          7.00  

...CITY OF HOPEWELL
   HOPEWELL                         4.15   

...CITY OF NORFOLK
  NORFOLK                         10.00 
 
...CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
  PORTSMOUTH                       7.11  

...CITY OF RICHMOND
  RICHMOND                         5.73   WTVR-CBS
  RICHMOND                         4.20   WWBT TV/SOUTHSIDE         
  RICHMOND                         3.95   CARYTOWN
  RICHMOND                         3.46   BYRD MIDDL SCH/WEST       
  RICHMOND                         2.95   STONY PT MALL/WEST END

...CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH
  VIRGINIA BEACH                  10.43   THOROUGHGOOD 
  VIRGINIA BEACH                   9.69   GLENWOOD    
  VIRGINIA BEACH                   9.20   SANDBRIDGE

...DINWIDDIE COUNTY...
  CARSON                           7.70     

...ESSEX COUNTY...
  TAPPAHANNOCK                     4.50     

...FLUVANNA COUNTY...
  FLUVANNA COUNTY                  2.57   

...GOOCHLAND COUNTY...
  FIFE                             4.00     

...GREENSVILLE COUNTY...
  PURDY                            3.76   

...HANOVER COUNTY...
  COATESVILLE                      3.80     

...HENRICO COUNTY...
  VARINA                           2.21  

...ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY...
  WINDSOR                          7.63   

...JAMES CITY COUNTY...
  TOANO                            8.73    
  JAMESTOWN                        8.25    

...KING AND QUEEN COUNTY...
  LITTLE PLYMOUTH                  9.25  

...KING WILLIAM COUNTY...
  MANGOHICK                        5.20   
  CENTRAL GARAGE                   5.00    
  MANGOHICK                        4.40  

...LANCASTER COUNTY...
  WEEMS                            8.00   

...LOUISA COUNTY...
  LOUISA                           4.30
  MINERAL                          3.60   

...MATHEWS COUNTY...
  GWYNNS ISLAND                    8.00    

...NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY...
  REEDVILLE                        4.20    

...POWHATAN COUNTY...
  POWHATAN                         3.16  

...PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY...
  DISPUTANTA                       5.10   

...RICHMOND COUNTY...
  WARSAW                           5.20   
  NEWLAND                          4.50   

...SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY...
  COURTLAND                        5.75  

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
  WAKEFIELD NWS                    6.62   24 HOUR TOTAL 9/1
  WAKEFIELD NWS                   10.62   TOTAL SINCE 8/29
  YALE                             7.50   

...WESTMORELAND COUNTY...
  COLONIAL BEACH                   3.40     


D.  STORM TIDES

TIDAL DEPARTURES RANGED FROM 2 TO 4 FEET ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST 
FROM VIRGINIA BEACH INTO CURRITUCK COUNTY...WITH 3 TO 4.5 FOOT ABOVE 
NORMAL TIDES RECORDED IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...AND ATLANTIC COAST 
FROM WACHAPREAGUE NORTH TO OCEAN CITY MD.

 LOCATION            MAX WATER      DATE/TIME (TIMES IN UTC)
                    LEVEL (MLLW)

DUCK NC                4.26 FT       0640 UTC 9/1
RUDEE INLET VA         6.12 FT       1754 UTC 9/1
CHESAPEAKE BB TUNNEL   5.55 FT       1854 UTC 9/1
SEWELLS POINT VA       5.52 FT       1742 UTC 9/1
KIPTOPEKE VA           5.81 FT       1836 UTC 9/1
YORKTOWN VA (USCG)     5.97 FT       1712 UTC 9/1
WINDMILL POINT VA      5.23 FT       1912 UTC 9/1
LEWISETTA VA           5.5  FT       0000 UTC 9/2
BEAVERDAM CREEK MD     2.92 FT       0254 UTC 9/2
BISHOPS HEAD MD        4.05 FT       0006 UTC 9/2
CAMBRIDGE MD           4.15 FT       0006 UTC 9/2
WACHAPREAGUE VA        7.77 FT       2112 UTC 9/1 /DATA QUESTIONABLE/
OCEAN CITY INLET MD    4.34 FT       2154 UTC 9/1 


E.  BEACH EROSION

NO SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION REPORTED AT THIS TIME.


F.  FLOODING

FLASH FLOODING FROM VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WAS REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF 
NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND THE LOWER MARYLAND 
EASTERN SHORE. NO SUBSTANTIAL FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE WAS REPORTED...
ALTHOUGH NUMEROUS ROADS WERE CLOSED. 

STORM SURGE/TIDAL FLOODING WAS EXTENSIVE FROM THE YORKTOWN/POQUOSON 
AREAS NORTHWARD UP THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND INTO 
THE TIDAL SECTIONS OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK AND POTOMAC RIVERS. FLOODING 
OF HOMES WAS REPORTED...AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PIERS AND SOME 
BOATS WAS ALSO OBSERVED DUE TO THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF ABOVE NORMAL 
WATER LEVELS AND HIGH WAVES.


G.  TORNADOES

THERE WERE NO TORNADOES.


H.  STORM EFFECTS

IN VIRGINIA...2 FATALITIES WERE DIRECTLY RELATED TO ERNESTO WHEN A 
TREE FELL ON A RESIDENCE IN GLOUCESTER. 

DOMINION POWER REPORTED THAT OUTAGES AFFECTED MORE THAN 600,000
HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN ITS SERVICE AREA WHICH COVERS MUCH OF 
VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. DELMARVA POWER REPORTED 
49,000 RESIDENTS WERE WITHOUT POWER ON THE MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA 
EASTERN SHORE.

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WRS/CULLEN/ARK
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