Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Weather Brief #1 - 2/15 AM

Below is a quick summary of the excepted winter storm to impact the City of Richmond.

  • Wind Chill Advisory expired at 10am today
  • Wind Advisory is set to expire at 4pm today
  • There will be the potential for a Winter Weather Advisory or Winter Storm Watch to be issued for the city
Hazards: Snow; currently 2-3 inches is forecasted. However, morning models are hinting towards an increase in that number – especially with the high confidence of below-freezing temperatures through the duration of the storm.


o   High: 23; Low: 20

o   High: 30; Low: 21

Timing: Snow is forecasted to begin around 5pm tomorrow – 2/16 and come to an end around 12pm on 2/17. There will be the potential for additional snow showers during the evening of 2/17 as well.

City impacts: With the snow falling overnight into the mid-morning hours, there will be high potential for any morning commute issues around and coming into the city. The power outage number (from the high winds last night) is currently at 3,793 for the city, and Dominion Power’s expectation is that some customers will have outages beyond today; this next round of winter weather could increase that outage number. Additionally, high temperatures for each day are not forecasted to reach above freezing until at least Friday.


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