Coastal storm; looks like snow

Well, maybe all of the collective vibes for snow are coming together, as the Saturday coastal storm looks destined to bring us some snow.

The question of precip type may loom for a while during the early stages overnight Friday night,  with the shorter-range computer model pointing to a possible rain/snow mix, then snow Saturday. 

Could be fun to watch.

*by Jim Duncan


17 Responses to Coastal storm; looks like snow

  1. pcasey says:

    We had snow on the ground Christmas of 89 – 90. We had BIG storm in the 70’s. Started as rain Saturday night. Turned to snow in the wee hours Sunday morning and snowed until mid day monday. Had reinforcing cold air after that. School was closed for a week. What a storm!

    Funny what you remember. I was listening to a hockey game on the radio that Saturday night.Boston Bruins were playing somebody. Bruins lost.

  2. Lissa says:

    Well this would rock at any time to me, but…. as inlaws are visiting from
    Bermuda…and there is a little girl who has never seen snow……..this would truly rule!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And hey! I’m s’Posed to go ck out a new riding stable tomorrow!
    But…..sure as all get-out would be cool if my neice could see snow….for the first time!!!!!!!!!!! Already dug out and gave her folks any of my boy’s outgrown wintewr boots…”just in case”

  3. Mighty Dyckerson says:

    This just in…Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield County schools have already closed for the remainder of 2009. Stay home tomorrow, you little brats!!!

    • Lissa says:

      SHUSH UP, man! Damn! If my kid saw thaT CROMMENT OF YOURS i MIGHT HAVE T ahoot ‘im~! or, more likely…pay the little begger off!\
      Lets talk SNOW….and I refuse to worry bout the closings yet….as long as they dont extend the school yr….oh hell yes………….LET IT….do THAT THANG! 🙂

  4. Jeff Johnson says:

    I can’t recall any big December snowstorms in Richmond. It’s too early to tell but this weekend could be fun.

  5. Scott says:


    The map did say 21-25 inches but it also said that it was blown out of proportion because the ground temps are too warm and it will probably start as rain/mix….they said that “most” of central VA could see a foot of snow…still alot!!

  6. Andrew says:

    Jim, what do you think about the Map wtvr just posted on their blog. 21-25+ inches this weekend? I see that many models are now taking this system up the coast and with cold temps in place I think we have some snow on the way. But 21-25! A little early to talk about numbers but can we expect this? I am from Buffalo NY and I know if that amount of snow is in Richmond this city will shut down.

  7. Jolene says:

    Well then….guess I’m headed out to Ukrops for my milk and bread!

  8. Kare says:

    Don’t go to home depot and buy a shovel. Go buy a sled and play in it!

  9. Jason L. says:

    When was the last time we had a “BIG SNOWSTROM” before X-Mas???? beside the ice strom

    • Lou says:

      Not 100% sure when the last big snowstorm we had before Xmas but i remember we did have a big snow/ice storm during the night of December 23/24 1998 which knocked out power for my area for over a week.

  10. Rusty T says:

    The way storms like this in the past have gone and my gut are telling me that once the changeover from ra/sn mix to snow occurs and the cold air filters in, temps will stay below freezing. Remind anyone of the Noreaster of 2000?..started in the upper 30’s with rain at night and once the changeover occured, the rest was history.

  11. Babs McNeely says:

    Maybe its a sign of things to come – a snowy Richmond winter! YES!

  12. Matt Denardo says:

    I guess we should all go to home depot and buy another snow-shovel(even though the snow will most likely melt in a few days or less)

  13. nbc12weather says:

    Yep, my skepticism is waning

  14. Sirius...The Star Dog says:

    All right! I knew you’d come around.

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