Tracking impending Winter Weather

Posted on: 6:49 am, March 4, 2013, by , updated on: 07:10am, March 4, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – There is a Winter Storm Watch already posted for approximately the northwestern half of the Commonwealth for the Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night time-frame. As of this update, Richmond is not included in any Watches or Advisories, but that will probably change. CLICK HERE for the latest Watches, Warnings and Advisories map.

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As discussed in our previous post, this event will begin as rain, then change to snow. There are a number of factors that will determine the amount of snowfall you get at your place, including the storm track, the air and surface temperatures at the ground, and when rain changes to snow at your location.

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Right now, I feel confident that the blue area on the Winter Storm Watch map above will indeed be the part of the state likely to receive the highest snowfall totals. Even though I wrote on there that this whole area has the best chance for five inches or more of snowfall, I should also mention that there is the very real potential for double that amount of snowfall the farther west and higher up in elevation you go.

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As of Monday morning, here’s the timeline I expect for Richmond:

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We will continue to refine the storm track and snowfall forecast, which will be issued on the WTVR CBS 6 News at 5 p.m. Monday by Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel.

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Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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