Archive for January 23, 2016

THE INTENSE MID-LATITUDE CYCLONE CONTINUES TO CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA INTO THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES… HAMPTON ROADS IS IMPACTED BY STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, TIDAL FLOODING, AND SOME SNOW AT THE ONSET OF THE STORM… MORE SNOW IS POSSIBLE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT

Just as it was forecasted to do, a low pressure system has redeveloped into a very intense cyclone centered just off of the southern Delmarva coastline this Saturday morning. Winds overnight here in Hampton Roads were very strong causing some power outages. Moderate tidal flooding occurred due to the storm and also from the moon. Winds have backed around to the NW which should help to improve the tidal flooding issue here locally. However, from the Virginia Eastern shore on northward, tidal flooding will still be an issue. The NW winds are bringing back in the colder air which will most likely turn the rain back into snow and sleet in parts of the region. There may be a small accumulation of snow later today even across the Southside Hampton Roads. This will also be the result of the upper-level low that is centered to the W-SW of the surface storm. The tight pressure gradient around the low pressure system has caused storm force winds over the coastal waters. Winds will continue to be quite strong today but they will die down on Sunday as the low moves further offshore…. In parts of┬áNorthern Virginia, a Blizzard Warning remains in effect today. Blizzard warnings extend north and east into parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York… Sunday will be a windy and chilly day but conditions will be slowly improving. We start the work week on Monday with relatively quiet weather with seasonal temperatures. So, stay tuned to your local media for updates and be safe out there. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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