Snow. Lots of it.
It’s 22 °F, we’re under a Winter Storm Warning, and the governor has declared a State of Emergency. Hold on to your butts, people.
If you hadn’t heard a major, major, winter storm is bearing down on RVA threatening to dump a ton of snow and ice on us over the next 36 hours. Here’s what you can expect:
- Most folks are forecasting 4” – 8” in Richmond with larger amounts (8” – 12”) falling west of the magical I-95 barrier.
- The National Weather Service says 5” – 8” tonight with an additional 1” – 3” tomorrow morning. I also hear tell of a second round of snow coming tomorrow evening–we’ll keep you updated.
- The snow will start falling this afternoon.
- As of this very moment all Richmond-area public schools are planning on having a full day of school. We’ll see about Thursday and Friday.
- Dominion Virginia Power is preparing for possible widespread power outages, which means you should prepare likewise.
- Wherever you end up tonight is probably where you’ll be until Friday, so choose wisely.
As for traffic:
Roads are clear and driving is easy…for now.
Yesterday, American Erin Hamlin won bronze in the Women’s Single luge, brining USA’s medal total to seven. Team USA still sits in fourth place (tied with Russia) behind Norway (11), Canada (9), and Netherlands (8).
Today’s medal events include: Women’s Downhill, Men’s 1000m speed skating, Pairs – Free Skate, Doubles luge, and Women’ Halfpipe,
VCU’s rematch against George Washington is still on for tonight at 7:00 PM, you can watch on the NBC Sports Network (Comcast 226, 848 HD; Verizon 90, 590HD).
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Guess the snowfall total at the airport, and win some stuff.
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A couple thousand people are without power in Eastern Henrico for reasons totally unrelated to the impending Storm of Doom–things are not off to a great start for those folks. But the Dominion electric outage map is a useful tool during these trying times.
Photo by: ucumari