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RVARam

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RVARam last won the day on December 10 2018

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  1. RVARam

    January 19-21, 2019 | Winter Storm

    Although my area is not even close for this event, I’ve followed every page. 219 pages of nearly shear comedy at some of these posts. I’m getting my popcorn ready tomorrow night for those gearing up to sacrifice their children for a last minute wiggle. Anyway, carry on.
  2. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSAKQ&e=201812101507 here’s the updated report AKQ just posted. Worth noting for city of Richmond is the official 11.5” measured at the airport, which is the second snowiest calendar December day on record. Believe 1908 has the #1 spot. Edit: lol, yea mentioned in the article.
  3. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    As I look outside this morning I thought, boy that sure escalated quickly. Finished with nearly 14 inches. Thanks to all who stuck around. No doubt you’ll all have yours this winter. If this is our big one for the winter, I’ll take it. Also adding in the nighttime pic for comparison. Started snowing lightly at 8am and didn’t stop once until it slowed down around 8pm. Haven’t seen flakes that big down here in quite some time.
  4. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    It’s been absolutely pouring snow around Richmond. Haven’t taken the measurement yet but easily 9”.
  5. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    I’ll say. Took the kids outside around 11:00 and it’s been coming down at a nice clip since then.
  6. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    Flurries started here, about 10 miles west of Richmond. 8am update now a nice light-moderate snow
  7. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    http://www.511virginia.org/ you can check live conditions via cameras.
  8. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    It seems VDOT has begun pretreating I64/295. Can’t imagine what for...heavy flurries?
  9. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    Lol...based on newest SREF, not sure I’d hang my hat on MBP2 for CHO...whopping 27.75 inches
  10. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    AFDAKQ a short while ago. As I mentioned the other day sleet always seems to be a factor more NW than forecasted. Glad it was at least mentioned. 000 FXUS61 KAKQ 071114 AFDAKQ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wakefield VA 614 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 .SYNOPSIS... A dry cold front will move offshore this morning with Canadian high pressure building back into the area this afternoon through Saturday night. A complex area of low pressure approaches from the southwest Sunday, then moves off the Carolina coast Monday. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... As of 630 AM EST Friday... The dry front pushes off the coast this morning with Canadian high pres building in from the west. Mstly sunny skies. Highs 45-50. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 330 AM EST Friday... 1038mb Canadian high slowly builds east tonite and Sat resulting in dry and cool wx. Winds decouple in areas away from the water tonite. Lows in the lwr 20s-lwr 30s. The ridge axis remains along or just west of the mts Sat. Mstly sunny to start with incrs clouds from the south in the aftrn. Cold with highs in the low-mid 40s. Low pressure organizes across the deep south Sat with pcpn spreading north across the Mid Atlantic states Sat nite. 00Z/07 models cont to struggle with just how far north pcpn gets by 12Z Sun given the strength of the high to the north. NAM is now quicker with the isent lift while the GFS has slowed it down by a few hrs with the ECMWF a model compromise. Thus, will have cldy skies but dry conditions in the grids. Will then have 20-30 PoP up to near a AVC-ASJ-ECG line btwn 09Z-12Z. Sfc temps along with thermal profiles has p-type as snow along and west of I95, a one to two county buffer zone of mix pcpn, with rain along the Albemarle sound. Lows mid 20s nw to mid 30s se. Minimal QPF with no sgnfcnt accumls expected by 12Z. The models continue to struggle with how far north pcpn gets Sun as the dry air from the high to the north is slow to depart. Noticed the 12Z models come in with a farther north track with the 00Z data farther south. NAM now most aggressive and brings a rather substantial area of f-gen lift and QPF north across srn VA while both the GFS/ECMWF have the highest QPF and best forcing along and south of the VA/NC border with little if any moisture north of RIC. Kept temps lower than guid for now with highs in the low- mid 30s west, upr 30s-lwr 40s east. Some swrn zones will likely reach warning criteria accumls if mdt to lclly hvy pcpn rates occur, but the latest guid also shows a bit of a warm tongue lifting NNW Sun aftrn which would suggest some sleet mixing in which would hold down accumls. In addition, there appears there will be a rather sharp n-s moisture (QPF) gradient which will become problematic as the event unfolds. Given the uncertainity, held off on any 5th/6th period watches for now and let later shifts fine tune accumls and issue headlines as needed. The pcpn becomes lighter Sun night as the low pulls off the coast and ends n-s Monday. The snow graphic this morning will indicate expected amts thru 12Z Mon. Lows Sun nite mid 20s nw to near 40 se. Highs Mon upr 30s nw to upr 40s se. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 345 PM EST Thursday... Low pres departs from the lower mid-Atlantic coast Mon night to be followed by sfc hi pres building over the region from W-E Tue-Thu. Any lingering pcpn (possibly mixed ptype) Mon night will likely be confined to far SE VA-coastal NE NC. Dry wx then follows during mid week time period...chilly Tue-Wed...milder Thu. Lows Mon night from the m20s W to the l-m30s at the coast. Highs Tue in the l-m40s. Lows Tue night in the l20s W of I 95 to the l30s at the immediate coast. Highs Wed 45-50F. Lows Wed night in the m-u20s inland to the m-u30s right along the coast. Highs Thu in the u40s W to the m50s in NE NC.
  11. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    Even here in Richmond I think it’ll be tough to watch on radar. I can see the heavier bands set up merely miles to the S/SW. Echoing others, NC and SW VA are in for something many have never seen down there. Last year we had a 2 inch “snow storm” that fell on a Wednesday night. Schools closed Thursday and Friday AND the following Monday and Tuesday.
  12. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    Time and time again though in our area sleet seems to make its way further NW than expected. I’ve seen the snow/sleet line make its way roughly halfway btw Richmond and Charlottesville with a storm right off OBX. I’m certainly tempering my expectations. It’s obviously very difficult for us Richmonders to be in the sweet spot.
  13. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    We’ll be the judge of that. You start with that bad grammar and aggression and hasta luego.
  14. RVARam

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    Here. Just west of Richmond city.
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