THE WEATHER IMPROVES AS THE BIG STORM MOVES AWAY… IT STAYS CHILLY BUT NOTHING TOO EXTREME

Hampton Roads dodged the bullet when it comes to snow although we had quite a bit of rain and wind. You’ve probably seen the headlines about how much snow has fallen and it really is incredible. Northeastern VA near DC picked up more than two feet of snow!  Philly got dumped on with 23 inches recorded. We had a little over two inches of rain and my neighborhood picked up a dusting of snow on the grass, cars, roofs, etc. The roads don’t look too bad this morning. Tidal flooding did cause some flooding problems but the storm was nothing compared to the November Nor’easter. As the low pressure area moves northeastward off the New England coast, the pressure gradient will lessen and as a result, our winds will slowly subside by tonight. The early work week looks chilly with intervals of clouds and sun as disturbances move through the area. Nothing more than a snow flurry and/or sprinkle is expected until we get to Thursday (Christmas Eve). Then, we have to watch a developing area of low pressure that should bring us a wet Thursday night and Friday. Could there be snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic states to hamper the holiday travelers? Maybe, but this next system will probably be a bit milder than the last one. It’s way too early to make specific predictions since this next system may be a more complex system with more than one  low pressure center possible. So, the snow drought continues here in Hampton Roads. However, if this wet pattern continues, I think we stand a chance of seeing some accumulating snow as we move deeper into the winter season. Only time will tell.

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