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Winter Storm Developing For Nelson & Central Virginia : Updated 10:03 PM Sat Night

[ 1 ] February 28, 2009 |
The Winter Storm Watch area as of late Saturday night, highlighted in blue by The National Weather Service.

The Winter Storm Watch area as of late Saturday night, highlighted in blue by The National Weather Service.

Nelson County, Virginia
As we first discussed yesterday, a, still, developing winter storm may impact Nelson and Central Virginia over the weekend into early next next week. As of Saturday night, The National Weather Service (NWS) continues a Winter Storm Watch that takes effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. In the bulletin posted below, the NWS mentions that some areas could see several inches of snow depending on the track. To our west in portions of Western Tennessee and the mid-south near Memphis, snow amounts between 5 to 18, yes 18, inches were already reported late Saturday night.

I have personally been watching this system for a couple of days, and it really gained my attention Friday, but I am still not convinced it will have a 5 inch impact here. Regardless, the elements are combining for this to be a significant winter event if everything lines up and it stays on the projected path. As I always caution with winter events, they can change on a dime, but it does look interesting over the next 36 hours. Continue to check here for updates and I’ll be closely watching this as well, posting updates as conditions and new forecasts come out this weekend.
-T-

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1003 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2009

VAZ036>038-011100-
/O.EXA.KLWX.WW.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-090301T1500Z/
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0005.090301T1700Z-090302T1600Z/
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE
1003 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2009

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING
RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY. A WINTER STORM
WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL PASS THROUGH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
TONIGHT BRINGING PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING
RAIN. TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION UP TO AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE
ALONG WITH A TRACE OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN. DRIER
AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION SUNDAY MORNING ALLOWING FOR
PRECIPITATION TO END.

LOW PRESSURE OVER NEBRASKA WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST TOWARD GEORGIA ON
SUNDAY…AND THEN TURN UP THE COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL
STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES NORTH ALONG THE COAST.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE SUB FREEZING SUNDAY NIGHT. DEPENDING ON THE
TRACK OF THE LOW SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY MORNING…
ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST OF I-95. THE LOW
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST OF THE AREA MONDAY…BRINGING AN END TO THE
PRECIPITATION BY MIDDAY MONDAY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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  1. Chuck Strauss says:

    Okay to be skeptical about the weather, Tommy, but ….Snuggies–Really. I detect Yvette’s hand in that article!

    With nTelos broadband, at least now I can read NCL on line– great!

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