The First Snow Of the Year

January 18th, 2013 at 10:01 am by under Weather

Not all of us saw the snow accumulate overnight, but we did get several reports of snow and some nice pictures in this morning as well.

Ice Cold Lemonade Anyone?

The picture above is from the Whaleyville area of Suffolk, Va. Thanks to Carol for sending in that picture.

In Suffolk there was about 1-2″ of snow than fell. Across the water in Gloucester not as much snow fell, but there was still a nice blanket of it this morning.

Snow in Gloucester

Most of the snow totals were close to one inch from this storm complex.

  • Newport News: 2″
  • Williamsburg: 2-3″
  • Norfolk (ODU): Trace
  • Chesapeake (Greenbrier): .5″
  • Virginia Beach: 0″
  • Yorktown: 1″
  • Gloucester: 1″
  • Reedville: 0.5″
  • Accomac: 0.5″
  • Suffolk: 1″

We could have received more snow from this system if we had either of the following happen.

1. The ground temperature was colder and close to 32 degrees.

2. The storm was moving slower allowing for more snow to accumulate before it moved out of the area.


I hope you enjoyed it while we had it, no snow or rain is in the forecast for the next week.

-Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

2 Responses to “The First Snow Of the Year”

  1. Marc says:

    Thanks for the update Jeff. I take my hat off to you for getting call right about the storm moving out faster than anticipated. Around here it always seems like something to limit the snow we get lol. So now on to the next week. Has the chance for snow next Tuesday diminished?

  2. Matt Polansky says:

    Thank you for the update. I really enjoy reading about the accumulations and seeing the pictures. Did Washington DC recieve any snow from this storm?


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