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Augusta County registers sub-zero temps, more wintry weather on the way

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Thermometer -5.6West of Staunton the temperature at 6:00 a.m. on Friday registered -5.6 frigid degrees ensuring the snow covering would not be going anywhere for the next 48 hours.

Interestingly, the area is now under a Winter Storm Watch with weather moving in from the southwest and expected to arrive in Augusta, Staunton, and Waynesboro during the wee morning hours of Saturday. Forecasters are uncertain on this tricky winter event that could bring 3-5″ of snow to the Valley followed by sleet and then freezing rain. Stay tuned for all the latest at Charlottesville’s NBC-29 and Harrisonburg’s WHSV TV-3.

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Governor’s Office: Winter storm emergency resources in place

snow 9By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Sunday night that Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared and ready for a statewide winter storm that is expected to bring significant snow fall across Virginia beginning Monday morning. Up to a foot of snow is expected in the far western region of the state and four to nine inches of snow across the rest of the state.

During the height of a statewide storm, 2,500 crew members in addition to contractors work in shifts to treat roads and remove snow.  VDOT and its contractors have nearly 12,000 pieces of equipment, including plows, trucks and motor graders for snow removal operations. VDOT started the season with over 550,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives and about 565,000 gallons of calcium chloride and salt brine.

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Winter snowstorm could cause travel problems this weekend

By Lynn R. Mitchell

WxRisk 7Weather map from WxRisk.com

DT at WxRisk.com and others are putting out warnings about wintry weather heading to the East Coast this weekend. We’re talking significant snow as well as sleet and ice. The mixed bad of goodies will hit someone but let’s hope the Shenandoah Valley has only snow.

Here’s the Sunday update from DT at WxRisk.com:

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Wintry December morning

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????It’s a foggy, wintry morning in the Shenandoah Valley with temps in the upper 20s. We didn’t receive much snow overnight but it has left slick icy areas on roadways causing some school closings and delays. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Snow causes delays, closings in central Shenandoah Valley

Snowy nightMonday night’s snow has led to public school delays and closings today.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Harrisonburg City public schools are closed Tuesday due to inclement winter weather Monday night that left snow over some areas and ice over others. Augusta County, Staunton City, and Waynesboro City public schools are on a two-hour delay along with many other school systems in the area, according to WHSV TV-3. Check for updates on closings and weather.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
December 8, 2014

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Do you want to build a snow turkey?

snowflakes_2By Lynn R. Mitchell

With the wintry forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Thanksgiving Eve, the song, “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” from the movie Frozen keeps swirling around in my head with, of course, a slight variation in lyrics. Looking at WxRisk’s forecast Tuesday morning as well as other national forecasts, the intense part of the storm seems to be migrating further north but anything can happen between now and then.

Check local stations WHSV TV-3 (Harrisonburg) and NBC-29 (Charlottesville) for updated forecasts.

♪♫ Do you want to build a snow turkey? ♪♫

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