The Snow Is Here! How Long Will It Last?

January 26th, 2013 at 9:21 am by under Weather

Ah! Nothing like some fresh snow to cover up the grass and sand for a few days.

Willoughby Spit, Courtesy: Stuart, Bridget & Bennet

Enjoy it while it lasts, but don’t drive around in it if you have too, the roads are still icy this morning.

Roads Will Improve Today (Report current at 9am)

Check with VDOT, NCDOT or our Traffic Page for the latest on the road conditions.

Many areas did get a good coating of snow from last nights storm:

Snow Totals (Difference in colors is there only for ease of reading)

More Snow Totals!

There may be a few duplicates or different reports for the same city. All of these reports are from viewers in different areas across the region. Thank you for your reports! Officially Norfolk got 1.6″.

With this fresh snow pack it has increased the “albedo” of the surface which will mean less solar radiation (energy) will be absorbed by the ground. Most of it will reflect back to space which will keep out temperatures in the low 30s today. We really won’t see a lot of melting on the roads, so plan on them being slippery basically all day today with improvement on the highways. Tonight temperatures will dip back in to the 20s, any areas which do melt may re-freeze tonight.

There is some warmer air coming:

Mid Week Warm Weather!

The snow that you see outside now will likely melt down on Monday. By Tuesday and Wednesday, grab the shorts and sandals! We are going to be in the 60s. A few spots might reach 70 on Wednesday.

In the meantime, take care on the roads, things will slowly improve.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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