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Emergency Agencies Prepare For Major Winter Storm : 1.20.16 : 7:00 PM Update

[ 0 ] January 20, 2016 |
Graphic via our media partners at CBS-19 The Newsplex : As of late Wednesday afternoon the estimates for a very significant snowfall are very good. Above shows the thinking of Meteorologist David at The Newsplex.

Graphic via our media partners at CBS-19 The Newsplex : As of late Wednesday afternoon the estimates for a very significant snowfall are very good. Above shows the thinking of Meteorologist David at The Newsplex.

Central Virginia Blue Ridge

As of 7PM Wednesday evening, indications still are on track for a major winter storm. Above, the map Meteorologist David Reese over at CBS-19 prepared late afternoon Wednesday.

“Here’s the latest snowfall forecast map we put together. What we know for sure is a lot of snow is on the way. What we don’t know is who will see the heavy band of snow on the back end of the system. That will *greatly* determine who sees what by the time Sunday morning rolls around. Again, we’ll continue to fine tune this map over the coming day and a half,”

David posted in his Facebook update late Wednesday afternoon.

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As I have been talking about for days, the prospects of a major winter storm continue to develop here in the Blue Ridge. The timing for the event looks to be late night Thursday into Friday (the heaviest of snow) and then tapering off on Saturday.

“Even if you accept the “best” model, the situation is still bad. The best scenario is basically a foot of
heavy snow with high winds. The “worst” model really does say “40-inches”.

WPOA and the Resort are staging heavy equipment to assist with keeping our roads clear,” Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets tells BRL.

“We are working with all agencies in preparation for the approaching storm. Later today we will have additional conference calls and briefings from the National Weather Service,” Nelson County Emergency Services Director Jaime Miller.

More updates later today.

Tommy

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