As the Mississippi River reveals relics and Lake Mead gives up its dead, most of Southwest and Southside Virginia is in the 18% of the nation not considered abnormally dry.
The Old Dominion is thankfully spared the massive Buffalo-sized piles, but the Great Lakes do spray some snow into the commonwealth on occasion.
Snow totals can vary dramatically one winter to another in Southwest and Southside Virginia. Enter the first Cardinal Weather snowfall contest to see if you can guess this year’s totals.
Amounts will be minor and temperatures marginal but some bridges and overpasses could become icy.
Expect a soaking rain of 1 to 4 inches over much of Virginia on Friday before January-like temperatures set in by late weekend into next week.
Don’t get used to the November warmth, as chilly morning lows return by Wednesday and next week may be downright winterlike.
The colder phase of central Pacific waters may point to a milder winter in Virginia, but there are too many past exceptions and other atmospheric factors involved to be sure.
A look back to a landmark national weather disaster 10 years ago this week … and a look ahead to trick-or-treat weather on this Halloween.
It’s been a cooler than normal October thus far in Southwest and Southside Virginia, but some of our perception of its relative coolness is due to spiking warmth in the first half of October four of the last five years.
This past weekend brought some of the coldest early October weather in two decades to Southwest and Southside Virginia