December 13, 2010 - More Snow Before "Winter"

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

More snow fell in the Valley before winter officially begins next week - however, there may be more on the way! Read on in today's blog.

We're coming up on the anniversary of our first blizzard last year and it looks like December will continue to be a very cold, and relatively snowy month for us. Remember our average snowfall is about 25" (with my 2010-2011 season prediction being 15") and December usually isn't our "snow" month. January and February are typically bring more snow, especially in La Nina phases.

About 1.5" fell in Harrisonburg Sunday night through Monday morning, while very few if any flakes fell in nearby towns and cities. Some schools and universities were forced to delay school Monday morning because of the snow and black ice concerns.

Looking ahead, we have two chances for snow. We're not looking for "the big one", as we're not in the ideal pattern for a monster snowstorm. Our first chance comes Thursday, with models pin pointing the southern portion of the Valley for some light snowfall. The second possibility for snow comes at the end of the weekend and early next week, however models are in huge disagreement with this one. I wouldn't get your hopes up!

We're not in an ideal pattern for snow so we'll keep an eye on the upcoming chances for snow. I'll keep you updated in my blog!

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