Another Record-Setting Month

After a record-setting month for rain in November, we just did it again at RIC.  December’s precipitation (rain + melted snow and ice) adds up to 7.92″ which tops December 1905 which recorded 7.10″

All this moisture has groundwater at historically high levels, leaving soggy soils across the region.  It’s not all bad news– check out my story I filed last week about how this rain/snow is coming at just the right time to help us next year.

*posted by Andrew Freiden


21 Responses to Another Record-Setting Month

  1. Shawn says:

    I’m looking at a possible nor’easter January 7,8,9. This has been showing up on the models for quite a while. Hopefully, I’ll miss school on my birthday!

  2. Dan says:

    Who won the snowcaster contest? Is it still open?

    • Phil Riggan says:

      [From Dec. 19] Our Snowcaster of the Year contest winners are Amanda Gertner, Brian Sterowski and NBC12’s Heather Sullivan! They all guessed correctly on Dec. 18 as the first snow of the year.

      Andrew is doing a story on this, interviewing the winners next Tuesday at 5 p.m.

  3. scottietohottie says:

    i predict jan 12 will be next big storm!!!!

  4. WeatherNut says:

    The next 2 months will see temps way below normal. The jet stream staying the same will give us a number of major snowstorms in our area!

  5. ryan says:

    7 inches of liquid in Jan. would be awesome. imagine if all snow that would be like 70 inches of Snow! <– never happening by the way.

  6. Sirius...The Star Dog says:

    AF is central-VA’s acknowledged ‘snizzle’ authority.

    When will we see teh snizzle?

  7. WeatherNut says:

    My sources tell me that we could see at least 6 more good size snow storms this winter. (with measurable amounts of snow)

    don’t put the shovel away just yet.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Any snow storms in the near future? January 5? We are ready for some more!

  9. WeatherNut says:

    Howz about snow to blizzard like conditions with 2″ of snow falling per hour?

    • Sirius...The Star Dog says:

      Blizzards are high-wind storms…not storms that produce only large amounts of snow.

      Blizzard conditions occur when the surface visibility is restricted frequently to less than 1/4 mile AND the sustained wind speed (or frequent gusts) is at least 35 MPH AND these two extreme conditions are observed for at least 3 hours.

  10. pcasey says:

    any chance that the thursday will be snow to snow instead of snow to rain?

  11. WeatherNut says:

    And I bet we see some major flooding come the spring!

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