Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dense fog descends Thursday morning

After torrential downpours over the past two days, dense fog has descended upon all of central Virginia Thursday morning. Visibilities this morning are being reduced in places to a half-mile or worse. Please use extra caution commuting this morning, as visibility can suddenly plummet. Allow extra distance between you and surrounding vehicles, slow down, and use your low-beam headlights, even though we are past sunrise. Fog should begin to mix out by mid-morning.

Here are some of the pictures from this morning's dense fog around the Richmond metro area.
Dominion Cam in Downtown Richmond (pointed SW toward the James River):

WTVR CBS 6 Rooftop Cam (pointed east along West Broad Street toward the Science Museum):

Richmond Zoo Camera:

So how much rain have we received the last couple of days? Record rainfall for Richmond International Airport!

And here's a radar-estimated map of central Virginia rainfall the past two days:

Stay with CBS 6, we'll keep you ahead of the storm.
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose