Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Some Icing In Central Virginia

Most of the overnight freezing rain and rain has ended in central Virginia, with merely a fine mist or drizzle continuing to fall in the area. However, this drizzle is falling on surfaces that in the northwest half of the state, including slicing right through the Richmond Metro area, are just at or below the freezing mark. This fine mist is creating a glaze of ice on elevated surfaces, like tree branches, bridges, steps and some sidewalks. Many schools in the area are delaying their starts today because of this glaze of ice, mainly from north and west Richmond areas on into northern and western parts of the state. Some of the Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. while the drizzle continues, with the Freezing Rain Advisory in pink until 7 a.m.

Select Storm Total Reports:
Blacksburg: 1.0" snow
Winchester: 0.5" snow
Alexandria: 0.2" snow
Fauquier Co: Trace snow
Fairfax Co: Trace snow, Trace ice
North & West End of Richmond: Glaze ice on elevated surfaces

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