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  • Admin 8:22 am on December 10, 2017 Permalink  

    Snow is gone, but don’t hang up the jackets yet 

    Overall we’ll stay dry this week (aside for a small chance for flurries Tuesday and Wednesday) but the bigger story will be how frigid it’ll feel mid-week. Check out those overnight lows! Teens will certainly be possible in rural areas north and west of Richmond.

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  • Admin 7:11 am on December 9, 2017 Permalink  

    Morning lull, but more snow coming 

    We’re currently in a bit of a lull in the precip but short range models agree that snow will fill back in by mid-morning (9 or 10am) and then continue through mid to late afternoon, giving us another 1 to 3 inches. Temps will hold steady at just above freezing the rest of the day into the overnight hours, and we’ll likely not see any sun until tomorrow.

    I highly recommend checking VDOT’s road conditions page before venturing out, but it seems like overall the major highways and interstates are clear, and as usual, secondary roads are slick.

     
  • Admin 6:04 pm on December 8, 2017 Permalink  

    Snow (mixing with sleet at times) will continue this evening and overnight through about noon tomorrow. All told, accumulations will range from 3 to 5″ depending on the amount of sleet mixing in. Temperatures will hover at or just below freezing tonight and early tomorrow morning, so slick roads are likely, especially on secondaries. Snow and sleet will come to an end Saturday afternoon/early evening.

     
  • Admin 6:56 pm on December 7, 2017 Permalink  

    Snow lovers, an early Christmas gift your way comes 

    I just finished looking at new computer model data for Friday and Saturday, and across the board, temperatures are coming in considerably colder for both days (highs in the mid 30s). Additionally, the track of this system has shifted west and north, bringing more precip further inland, meaning a period of snow is looking increasingly likely mainly Friday night into Saturday morning after possibly starting as rain during the day Friday. Several models show at least several inches of accumulation but I’m skeptical of anything sticking to anything other than grassy surfaces, given that we had been quite warm until a week ago. But I will  continue monitoring the latest model data and post updates as needed. If precipitation comes down heavy enough, it could cool surfaces quickly and allow for accumulations on roads.

    Regardless, our first snow of the season seems likely to kick off the weekend.

     
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