The Snow is Done, How Much Did We Get?

January 29th, 2014 at 3:20 pm by under Weather

Snow totals were impressive from this snow event and followed closely to what we were forecasting yesterday. Here is the map that Meteorologists Don Slater and Tiffany Savona showed Tuesday night.

Latest Snow Forecast

Latest Snow Forecast From Tuesday Night

Here are some snow totals that we gathered this morning.

Snow Totals

Snow Totals

More Snow Totals

More Snow Totals

In Yorktown 3.5″ of snow fell. Gloucester saw 5″ of snow. Near Kitty Hawk and Manteo, snow totals were near 6 inches this morning! In Accomac 7″ of snow fell. The map below shows a wider look at the snow totals across the region.

Actual Snow Totals

Actual Snow Totals

Take a look at this time lapse:

Thank you to everyone that sent in reports and pictures. Our web producers have been working hard to put them into a slideshow for you all to view.

Highs today were only in the 20s, so we did not see a lot of melting. Road conditions have improved since this morning, but it be a slow improvement. VDOT has been working hard 24/7 to clear the roads and most of the major highways and roads have been cleared. However, any slush or water will re-freeze tonight. Bridges and overpasses could be slick as well. Most secondary roads are probably still snow covered, so slippery conditions will continue into Thursday. If you don’t have to travel, best advice would be to stay off the roads. High temperatures will stay below freezing most of the day tomorrow too. The sun will help to melt a little bit of the snow, but not much. We should see a gradual warm-up over the next few days. Highs will be in the 40s on Friday with 50s in the forecast this weekend. So the kids will have at least 1-2 more days to play in the snow.

Meteorologists Don Slater and I will have a complete update on a special edition of WAVY News 10 starting at 4 PM today.

-Meteorologists Tiffany Savona and Jeff Edmondson



9 Responses to “The Snow is Done, How Much Did We Get?”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    The forecasts were pretty accurate. Pity so few people seem to have paid sufficient attention.

  2. lovethesnow says:

    i do not agree with the virginia beach amounts, we measure our yard at the center and three other spots where no blowing drifts were and we measure consistent 12″.
    7 other neighbors agree after measuring snow amounts in their yards.

  3. Nicole says:

    Are there anymore storms out there that you’re keeping an eye on?


  4. Derek Vogt says:

    Tuesday evening, Don Slater predicted a snow total of 10″-12″+ for the Southside. Why are you now saying you predicted 7″-9″?

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Derek. I think he had the higher amounts early in the evening, but then lowered it later in the evening. Reports varied quite a bit across the Southside and Peninsula, but there was a good swath of 8-10 in the heart of Hampton Roads with some areas reporting 10-12″. Jeremy

  5. Bryan says:

    We measured our yard (2.5 acres – no trees) in Moyock and we got well above 5″, two readings were 11″ and two readings were 10″. I’m no scientist but I’d call that a solid 10″.

  6. Mighty Hot says:

    I measured 11″ from the top of my car in Virginia Beach yesterday. That is a lot of snow in my area for a long while. The kids really enjoyed it though.

  7. Mary Ball says:

    Do you have the snow totals for Gloucester and the low temp for this morning?
    Appreciqate any infomation.
    Thabk You.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Mary. We saw a few reports. Looks like about 4-6″ depending on what part of Gloucester. Our weather watcher Pam bottomed out at 5 degrees. Jeremy

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