6am Friday Update
Nothing quite gets the blog burning like snow! As I type, we’re about 10 hours away from the leading edge of precipitation and we’re still thinking the Richmond metro will get 4-7″ of snow on the Eastern side to 8-12″ on the west side.
The big winners when it comes to snow totals? West Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Wintergreen, Lynchburg) could get 2′ of snow out of this storm. There’s plenty of moisture to work with and just west of Metro Richmond it’ll be cold enough for this to be snow for the entire duration of the storm through the day tomorrow.
There is a tight gradient when it comes to snow totals with this storm. Western Goochland and New Kent County are only about 1 hour apart, but the snow totals could be dramatically different.
The lower totals (although still impressive) on the east side of town are due to our concern that a slightly more inland jog of the storm track could keep rain and sleet in the mix overnight and early tomorrow for longer than currently expected.
*Posted by Andrew Freiden