Thursday’s Snow Totals. More Snow Tomorrow Night.January 24th, 2013 at 8:44 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
A few of us got to see a good accumulation of snow this morning. Especially the Eastern Shore. Snow totals were over 6″ in Chincoteague and Northern Accomack Co. Our weather watcher Jan in Reedville measured around 2″ of snow this morning. In Williamsburg our Liz Palka reported a dusting of snow on the roads. For areas around Gloucester I have heard of about 1/2 inch.
From what it looks like, most of that snow is fluffy and light. Today with the wind speeds being at 10-15mph and gusts to near 30mph from the north, this snow will blow around and keep the roads slippery for most of the day. The side streets and less traveled roads may become icy.
On Friday, we have another storm system that might cause a bit of a mess for us across Hampton Roads.
In Virginia all we should see from this will be just snow. For the Southside Tidewater and in to NE N.C. the forecast becomes a bit more tricky. The current models bring in the snow around 4pm, but as we go through the night there are chances for it to change from snow to rain or for the possibility of freezing rain!
That freezing rain does start to get close to Elizabeth City and Ahoskie. The OZ NAM (The picture above is from the 6Z) has E. City with 0.25″ of Freezing Rain.
NAM Guidance Snow Totals:
- Norfolk: 2-4″
- Newport News: 2-4″
- Elizabeth City: 2-3″
I am thinking we could see (subject to change):
- 1-2 for Gloucester and the N. Neck
- 1-2 for the E. Shore
- 2-3″ for Suffolk, Franklin, and Smithfield.
- 2-3″ for Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth
- 1-2″ VA Beach
- 1/2″ OBX before it warms up and the rain melts it away.
Stay tuned because if that rain/snow line shifts north or south by 20-50 miles (which it can in later model runs) the whole forecast can change.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson