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By thepostman
#547167 Right now I would dare say 1-3 inches for Lynchburg. But if the GFS model is correct then that could increase.

We shall see.
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By jbock13
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JK37 wrote:
jbock13 wrote:Probably a little snow. Could be big, though.


Sounds just the weather man. Cover all the bases, and you can’t be wrong!


I’m going to really go out on a limb and say 0-75 inches :D

Seriously, 2-5 for Lynchburg.
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By Class of 20Something
#547214 I'm calling 6" in the Burg and 8" in Roanoke.
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By jbock13
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Class of 20Something wrote:I'm calling 6" in the Burg and 8" in Roanoke.


If it were December or January I’d call for that, but feel it will have a more difficult Time accumulating, thus staying with my original 2-5 call.
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By Cider Jim
#549950 I realize this is usually a weather thread, but has anyone noticed the increased price of LU hoodies at Walmart? Since we have announced that we are going FBS, the $20 LU hoodie at Walmart now costs $36. :shock:
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By Purple Haize
#549981
ballcoach15 wrote:I brought a kiddie hoodie at bookstore in December, cost 30 dollars


Keep working hard. One day you’ll wear adult clothing :D
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By Class of 20Something
#553076 Walmart was hand delivered to all of Lynchburg. If anyone is a weather nerd, I'll share the velocity radar I got.
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By alabama24
#553091 I am out of town, but your post seems to imply that Walmart was destroyed... yet nothing on the news indicates such. What do you mean? Was there severe damage in the burg?
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By Class of 20Something
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alabama24 wrote:I am out of town, but your post seems to imply that Walmart was destroyed... yet nothing on the news indicates such. What do you mean? Was there severe damage in the burg?


We got a very severe thunderstorm that has flooded much of the area and had incredibly strong rotation, enough that a tornado warning. It seems like it's just radar indicated at this point, but the velocity couplet on radar was nearly as sharp as the tornado that hit Timberlake and Amherst.

I was just trying to have fun with the Walmart weather theme.
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By Cider Jim
#554799 Lynchburg had some MAJOR flash flooding this afternoon. Everybody high and dry, or are you struggling with a flooded basement? :rainy :moppedthefloor

We have a little creek on our property that looked like a white water river for a few hours, but thankfully the rain has mostly stopped, and our creek is almost back to normal now.

UPDATE: WSET is reporting that Lynchburg got 7 inches of rain in 2 hours.
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By Jonathan Carone
#554818 Just saw this on Twitter:

The NWS is warning of "imminent failure" of College Lake Dam near Lynchburg, VA. If this dam fails, they are warning Blackwater Creek could rise 17 feet in 7 minutes. Very, very dangerous situation.
By flamehunter
#554819 We are good in the Evington area. Git less than two inches here. But a couple miles over along Waterlick road there are a lot of houses with sewage in their basements. Very localized flooding.
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By Class of 20Something
#554826 The flooding was so bad, I have a poured basement that comes about 6 inches over grade and it still flooded. Water wedged up against the house until it rose over the concrete wall. I had to drain my pool in order for it to not flood. I'm blessed with some amazing friends that helped me shop vac my house into something reasonably dry.
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:The flooding was so bad, I have a poured basement that comes about 6 inches over grade and it still flooded. Water wedged up against the house until it rose over the concrete wall. I had to drain my pool in order for it to not flood. I'm blessed with some amazing friends that helped me shop vac my house into something reasonably dry.


Call SteamWay ASAP to make sure there’s no water damage. Those guys are GREAT
By rogers3
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Purple Haize wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:The flooding was so bad, I have a poured basement that comes about 6 inches over grade and it still flooded. Water wedged up against the house until it rose over the concrete wall. I had to drain my pool in order for it to not flood. I'm blessed with some amazing friends that helped me shop vac my house into something reasonably dry.


Call SteamWay ASAP to make sure there’s no water damage. Those guys are GREAT


Thanks Purple! We have had guys out all night. The thing that stinks for many is that this kind of damage is often not covered by insurance.
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By Class of 20Something
#554846 I think the only thing left to worry about is what got under the laminate floors. My home humidity is already back under 50%, would y'all think a dehumidifier can handle the rest?
By rogers3
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Class of 20Something wrote:I think the only thing left to worry about is what got under the laminate floors. My home humidity is already back under 50%, would y'all think a dehumidifier can handle the rest?


Best thing to do is pull up laminate floor. Dehumidifiers help, but moisture will remain under there, as well as under any vapor barrier that might be there. It will all dry eventually, but not before things start stinking or worse, developing mold.
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By Purple Haize
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rogers3 wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:I think the only thing left to worry about is what got under the laminate floors. My home humidity is already back under 50%, would y'all think a dehumidifier can handle the rest?


Best thing to do is pull up laminate floor. Dehumidifiers help, but moisture will remain under there, as well as under any vapor barrier that might be there. It will all dry eventually, but not before things start stinking or worse, developing mold.


We replaced the laminate flooring in our basement with that pvc stuff. Not sorry we did at all. Thanks Lumber Liquidators and super props to SteamWay!
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By Sly Fox
#554900 As someone who has been through more than my share of floods in recent years, if water got on your drywall you need to cut it out post haste. Mold will get in behind the walls and do massive damage.
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By jbock13
#558201 Take preparations now for tropical storm force winds and catastrophic flooding to occur.
By thepostman
#558202 This think is going to drop a crap ton of rain in the Carolinas/Virginia and maybe even Maryland. Worth paying attention to.

I have my doubts that LU will be playing a football game this weekend.
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By Class of 20Something
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thepostman wrote:This think is going to drop a crap ton of rain in the Carolinas/Virginia and maybe even Maryland. Worth paying attention to.

I have my doubts that LU will be playing a football game this weekend.


Anyone need a link of ND at NMSU during Matthew? That was on real turf. With a synthetic surface I think the game will still be played in front of 8 people in attendance
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By Class of 20Something
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NWS has the most conservative estimate I have seen so far. No milk sandwiches yall. Be safe and don't be hungry.

Remember! If you lose power and are going to lose the food anyway, you might as well cook the good stuff if you can.
By oldflame
#558315 This is starting to look a lot like a repeat of Camille back in 1969. For the sake of people in Nelson and Amherst counties, I hope not.
By flamehunter
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oldflame wrote:This is starting to look a lot like a repeat of Camille back in 1969. For the sake of people in Nelson and Amherst counties, I hope not.

Last report I saw has it trending more to the NC mountains. We shall see... and pray.
By JK37
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flamehunter wrote:Last report I saw has it trending more to the NC mountains.


Yay.
By oldflame
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JK37 wrote:
flamehunter wrote:Last report I saw has it trending more to the NC mountains.


Yay.


Not if you live in Boone.
By Yacht Rock
#558370 Yeah, my brother lives in a small town in Mitchell County in NC and he said they aren’t too worried about it.
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By Class of 20Something
#558374 It looks like the high pressure system in the Midwest is going to knock this thing down south. We aren't supposed to get more than 5 inches of rain now. Much worse for SC and GA with this model. Rainfall, storm surge, and probably two high tide cycles will flood a massive area.
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By Sly Fox
#558651 I'm hearing you guys are getting the nasty side of the storm with twisters. I've been through that mess. Everyone good?
By rogers3
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Sly Fox wrote:I'm hearing you guys are getting the nasty side of the storm with twisters. I've been through that mess. Everyone good?

They stayed east of the burg, but RIC got hit by 9.
By Chris Lang
#558758 Yeah, Monday was a little hairy around here. Our office is about five miles from where that big one hit down off Hull Street Road. Spent most of the afternoon under a tornado warning. It could have been much, much worse. We were fortunate.