Archive for February 16, 2015

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR FOR MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING… ANOTHER ARCTIC BLAST IS EXPECTED LATER IN THE WEEK

As it looks right now (8:00 AM Monday, Feb 16), significant snow accumulations seem likely for Southeastern Virginia and portions of Northeastern North Carolina. A low pressure system developing near the Gulf Coast will spread snow into our region beginning late Monday afternoon or evening. The snow is expected to pick up in intensity during the night, possibly becoming heavy at times. The snow may mix with sleet and/or freezing rain in some areas closest to the coast. Although this could hold accumulations down a bit in some areas, the very latest update out of the National Weather Service office in Wakefield suggests that the models are trending just a bit further south with the rain/snow line. Accumulations will most likely range from 1-3 inches in far southeastern Virginia Beach to 4-6 inches on the peninsula. Snowfall totals are highly dependent on how much (if any) sleet or freezing rain mixes in. If it stays all snow during the periods of heaviest precipitation overnight, snow amounts could be higher. Since it has been so cold of late, the snow will stick immediately and accumulate, even on the roadways. The precipitation will end Tuesday morning but temperatures are not expected to warm up that much Tuesday afternoon. Another Arctic blast is expected to arrive later Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are expected to be brutally cold. Then, we may have to deal with another low pressure system over the weekend. Stay safe out there and thanks for reading.

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