Monthly Archives: December 2012

Quick thoughts on December 26 Rain and Ice

A large storm will impact Virginia on December 26.  While many locations get a cold rain, the areas north and west of Lynchburg are expected to get significant ice. Even in Greater Lynchburg, there will probably be a brief spell … Continue reading

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Active 10 days ahead

Many people have asked, when is it going to get cold?  When is it going to snow? These next ten days are for them. A much more active pattern is ahead through Jan 3, with 4 opportunities for significant precipitation. … Continue reading

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What is a squall?

The squall is a weather term that does not get used often enough… unfortunately… because not many people are familiar with it. From the Glossary of Meteorology: 1. A strong wind characterized by a sudden onset, a duration of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 20-21 December

Updated 4pm Thursday, 20 December Expect a soaking rain Thursday evening, with about 1/3 to 2/3 of an inch as a general rule. Winds will begin to pick up after midnight… as the cold air races in first thing Friday … Continue reading

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Snow potential next week

So far, the winter has been mild and dry, at least when compared to the long-term averages. About a week ago, the main American long-range forecast model (GFS) suggested a storm would be close enough and temperatures would be low … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward

A few weeks ago, I got a call from Jamie Warrick at The Salvation Army in Lynchburg.  In cooperation with Sheetz, they organize a Christmas party for kids who are of limited means.  The children get some nice gifts, there … Continue reading

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