Monthly Archives: March 2014

Snow Threat for Tuesday, March 25

Final Update: 6pm Monday, March 24. The long advertised major storm still stays too far to our east.  Once it takes shape and races northeast, it has a good shot at bringing a genuine blizzard to coastal New England. But before … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Eve Storm

Brief update… 9pm Saturday All available data point to plowable snow for Central Virginia.  This is true if you consider Central Virginia to be Charlottesville, Lynchburg, or Richmond. Timing: Sunday morning is just cloudy, then late in the afternoon, light … Continue reading

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The New Pollution

It is not going away. Social media and weather forecasting. There is good. There is bad. There is ugly. Weather forecasting blogs and Facebook pages continue to grow. And as I have alluded to in a previous post, they have … Continue reading

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Underperforming

No one likes it when a forecast does not work out well.  The public feels misled. The meteorologists feel frustrated.  Only misanthropes are happy when this type of thing happens. I take only two comforts from this particular storm. First, … Continue reading

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Snow and Ice ahead Monday

6pm Sunday In spite of light rain and temperatures in the 60s Sunday, sleet and snow follow Monday. The cold air is not that far… notice the temperatures in Northern Virginia early this evening. While there have been shades of … Continue reading

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Winter storm update – Saturday afternoon

ALL DATA TODAY (Saturday) suggests a colder and wetter system throughout our part of Virginia to start next week. Timing is Monday… from a couple of hours before dawn to late Monday afternoon. Plowable accumulations of sleet and snow are … Continue reading

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