Friday, March 20, 2015

Snow Recap; Very Nice Weekend Ahead

(Posted Friday 3/20 6:15pm)

Today marked the first official day of spring and it certainly didn't feel like it.  Shenandoah Valley locations didn't get out of the low to mid 40s (10-15 degrees below average) with lots of clouds and periods of drizzle throughout the day.  Many locations saw flakes mix in with the rain this morning but accumulations were mostly confined to the northern Valley and higher elevations.  Here's a look at reports.

3/20 Snow Reports
The picture below was sent in from near Linden (one of the higher-elevations along the Blue Ridge) which picked up 4.25".  Kind of weird to see just several days after temperatures in the 60s, but not really all that uncommon.  Spring in Virginia is always an up and down weather roller coaster ride.  Looking down the road, this looks to continue. Although winter is officially over, I wouldn't write off the potential to see more snow just yet.  We will continue to see shots of cooler air along and an active pattern, so it really just comes down to timing things up.

3/20 Blue Ridge near Linden via Steve Gass
With that said, it looks like a very nice weekend ahead.  High pressure will work in overnight bringing lots of sunshine and highs into the upper 50s and low 60s on Saturday.  A weak cold front swings through Saturday evening but not expecting this to bring much more than a few clouds and slightly cooler conditions for Sunday.  Enjoy!

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