Thursday the wettest February day on record for parts of the area

Some places saw a month’s worth of rain in about a day

Dan River reaches flood stage in Danville, Virginia on Feb. 6, 2020 (WSLS)

DANVILLE, Va.The Dan River continues to flood through Friday and parts of Saturday, but the rain is finally outta here! However, it’s made history in parts of our region.

Not only has the Dan River in Danville gotten to one of its highest levels on record, but the River City saw its wettest February day on record. While some areas saw more and some saw less, the Danville Regional Airport recorded 3.18″ of rain Thursday.

Record rainfall in Danville

That has never happened in a single day during the month of February in Danville since records began in the 1910s.

Lynchburg came very close, with Roanoke and Blacksburg falling short.

Wettest days on record during the month of February

Showers return next Monday and Tuesday, but they won’t be nearly as heavy as what we’ve seen in the last two days.

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.