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August 24, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were downed. One tree fell onto a home on Parker Street.

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June 13, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were downed and three homes were damaged.

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April 18, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were downed onto roads.

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June 26, 2000 - Thunderstorm Wind

Three trees and a power line were downed.

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June 4, 2008

A cold front approached the Mid Atlantic during the evening of June 3. Warm, moist and unstable air developed ahead of the front, allowing scattered strong to severe thunderstorms to develop. Several reports of downed trees and power lines were received. A roof was also blown off a house in Warrenton. One thunderstorm produced heavy rainfall that resulted in flash flooding in Mitchells in Culpeper County.

June 1, 2008

A strong upper level disturbance moved across the Mid Atlantic during the afternoon and evening hours of June 1st. This system along with high dew points and an unstable atmosphere sparked scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. A few thunderstorms resulted in downed trees and power lines. One thunderstorm also produced penny sized hail in Culpeper County.

May 7, 2004

A strong cold front move through the region on the 7th. Numerous showers and very strong thunderstormsaccompanied the front. The thunderstorms produced widespread damage in the Piedmont region of Northern Virginia. Significant damage was reported in northwest King George, east Stafford, and northeast Spotsylvania Counties. In King George County, an F1 tornado touched down near Shiloh. At least a dozen dwelling, and 10 boats were damaged. The boats were stored in dry dock in the Waugh Marina. Several trees were also uprooted or topped out along the storms three mile path. In Stafford County, 80 to 90 mph winds destroyed two homes caused major damage to twenty others. The Japazawas Subdivision Eastern Stafford County had about 40 felled trees. Three Amtrak trains were stalled between the Chatham area of Stafford and Fredericksburg due to downed trees and power lines. Finally, in the City of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, the main stage at the re-enactment of the Battle of Spotsylvania collapsed due to strong winds. A number of tents and a couple of portable toilets were also blown over.

August 24, 2002

Scattered thunderstorms with frequent lightning and high winds moved through Spotsylvania and King George counties between 3:30 and 5 PM EDT. In Spotsylvania County, trees and power lines were downed, mainly in and around Fredericksburg. On tree fell onto a home on Parker Street. A spotter in Fredericksburg estimated 55 MPH winds with the storm. Several Spotsylvania County structure fires were attributed to the frequent lightning that accompanied the storm. In King George County, a few trees were downed and a few power outages were reported in King George.

June 13, 2002

Scattered thunderstorms with high winds and heavy rainfall moved through Northern Virginia, the Central Foothills, and the Northern Piedmont during the afternoon and evening of the 13th. In King George County, trees and power lines were downed in Dahlgren between Route 218 and the Naval Surface Weapons Center. In the northern portion of Stafford County, winds knocked down trees and power lines onto routes 610, 627, 643, 628, and 630. A wind gust of 54 MPH was recorded in Stafford where a chimney was blown down. At the intersection of Route 610 and Shelton Shop Road, two homes were damaged by downed trees. The intersection of Route 1 and Route 610 was flooded by up to 1 ½ of water due to very heavy downpours. In Spotsylvania County, high winds knocked down trees and power lines across the city of Fredericksburg. Officials reported up to 35 downed trees and a spotter just east of town reported a wind gust of 45 MPH. A 2 foot diameter tree damaged two homes. Another home built in 1873 lost 1/3 of its roof and its chimney to high wind. In Fairfax County, pea to marble sized hail fell in Vienna. In Orange County trees were knocked down at the intersection of Route 522 and 20 in Unionville. Near Mine Run, winds measured at 45 MPH downed a tree onto Route 621. In Greene County, trees were downed across roads in Ruckersville.


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Lily | December 30, 2020  

Outage at 699 Pyka since 2:30 this afternoon.... need someone out there - b ut don't know if it Fbg City or Centex elect?

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

City Fredericksburg
County Fredericksburg
State Virginia (VA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 22401, 22402, 22403, 22404, 22405, 22406, 22407, 22408, 22412

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