Timing The Snow for the AfternoonJanuary 25th, 2013 at 1:18 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Well it looks like this afternoon is going to be interesting. Earlier, if you read Jeremy’s Blog he said the timing would be between 2-4 pm. It still looks like that is the timing when we will see the accumulating snow.
You can see, just before 1pm the snow is starting to get closer to Hampton Roads. Notice one thing, in Raleigh while it mostly looks like snow there have already been a few reports of freezing rain and sleet. Also, I received a report that there were over 50 accidents in Raleigh in about 1 hour from the icy roads.
Remember, that timing of 2-4pm will be when we start to see the snow. Less than an hour after it starts the roads may already be icy.
After 5pm we may see a change over of the precip type in NE N.C. Some areas will see the snow change to freezing rain or even ice pellets/sleet. This will make the roads very icy. Keep an eye on the road conditions for the rest of the afternoon here:
Across the Southside Hampton Roads, we may also see a brief time when the snow changes to ice and that could happen around 9pm (Give or take an hour).
As far as amounts, the map now includes Suffolk and Franklin in the 2-4″ territory.
The snow is still expected to quickly move out around midnight tonight and we will see clearing and some melting of snow tomorrow, highs will be near 38 in the afternoon.
I’ll be on WAVY TV 10 periodically throughout the afternoon with updates. Don Slater and I will be on air starting at 4pm with a full forecast continuing in to the night to give you updates on where the snow is and how the roads are doing. Remember, to drive slow, take plenty of time and leave plenty of distance between you and the other cars regardless if you have 4WD/AWD or not.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson