UPDATE Note: For our forecast discussion of the coming storm, check out our main weather page as well as here. New blog post on the approaching storm later today. Snow/Ice jackpot northern and western VA Piedmont. Metro RIC snow at onset Friday, to rain/sleet, then ending as lighter precip (snow) Saturday. Some accumulation likely metro area beginning and end of storm, but not like last storm. Different story northwest VA, where foot or more likely Friday-Friday night.
Quick break from blogging about Friday’s storm, as I find it fascinating that the pieces seem to be falling into place for a continuation, or even deepening of the wintry pattern that could last through at least mid-February.
If this does in fact lock in, look for more southern tracking storms and very cold air. There will also be a good chance, within such an evolving pattern, that many storms could eventually end up being pushed south of us, leaving our latitudes with very, very cold temperatures, but several storm “misses” instead of “hits”. We’ll have to see how it shakes out.
* Jim Duncan